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Narrative of a whaling voyage round the globe, from the year 1833 to 1836 : comprising sketches of Polynesia, California, the Indian archipelago, etc. : with an account of southern whales, the sperm whale fishery, and the natural history of the climates visited

Author: Frederick Debell Bennett; William Westall; Richard Bentley (Firm),; J.B. Nichols and Sons,
Publisher: London : Richard Bentley, 1840.
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"Herman Melville described this as one of the best works on the whale industry. Bennett was a scientist attached to this expedition. His specific assignment was to observe the anatomy and habits of southern whales, to determine the best way of conducting the sperm whale fishery industry, to investigate the islands of polynesia, and to collect examples of natural history" -- Hill.
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Bennett, Frederick Debell.
Narrative of a whaling voyage round the globe, from the year 1833 to 1836.
London, R. Bentley, 1840
(OCoLC)719437240
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Debell Bennett; William Westall; Richard Bentley (Firm),; J.B. Nichols and Sons,
OCLC Number: 1382866
Notes: "London: J.B. Nichols and son, printers, 25 Parliament Street."--Vol. 1, t.p. verso.
Vol. 1: xv, [1], 402 p. ; vol. 2: vii, [1], 395 p.
Engraved frontispiece in v. 2 signed: W. Westall, A.R.A. sc.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations, folded map ; 22 cm
Contents: Appendix Illustrations of the natural history of the Tuscan's voyage: zoology --
Appendix Botany: a descriptive catalogue of the plants collected during the Tuscan's voyage.
Other Titles: Whaling voyage round the globe
Responsibility: by Frederick Debell Bennett, Esq. F.R.G.S.

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"Herman Melville described this as one of the best works on the whale industry. Bennett was a scientist attached to this expedition. His specific assignment was to observe the anatomy and habits of southern whales, to determine the best way of conducting the sperm whale fishery industry, to investigate the islands of polynesia, and to collect examples of natural history" -- Hill.

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