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Journal of a tour in Iceland in the summer of 1809

Author: William Jackson Hooker, Sir
Publisher: Yarmouth : Printed by J. Keymer ..., 1811.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Journal includes images of traditional Icelandic dress and natural landmarks. Paying particular attention to political structures and religious institutions, Hooker includes intricate tables of how tax dollars were spent, how hospitals and schools were run and more. As an academic botanist by trade, his journal entries describe the flora of the country; plants collected by Hooker on this trip were lost in a fire  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Jackson Hooker, Sir
OCLC Number: 5929161
Notes: At foot of t.p.: Not Published.
Description: lxii, 496, [7] pages, 3 leaves of plates (some folded) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Hooker's tour in Iceland
Responsibility: by William Jackson Hooker ...

Abstract:

The Journal includes images of traditional Icelandic dress and natural landmarks. Paying particular attention to political structures and religious institutions, Hooker includes intricate tables of how tax dollars were spent, how hospitals and schools were run and more. As an academic botanist by trade, his journal entries describe the flora of the country; plants collected by Hooker on this trip were lost in a fire on the return voyage.

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