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Nature's explorers : adventurers who recorded the wonder of the natural world.

Publisher: London : Natural History Museum, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Nature's explorers celebrates the individuals who made great personal endeavors in order to document the natural world. Their findings revolutionised our understanding of nature and gave birth to the modern fields of geography, evolutionary biology, oceanography and anthropology. Fround ground-breaking theorists such as Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace to evocative artists like Ferdinand Bauer and John  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0565094645 9780565094645
OCLC Number: 1107813775
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm
Contents: Maria Sibylla Merian: artist and explorer --
Mark Catesby: discovreing and depicting the New World --
Nikolaus Joseph Jacquin: collector of sugar apple trees and menageries for the Emperor --
William Bartram: the first ecologist --
Joseph Banks: botanical explorer --
Sydney Parkinson: industrious illustrator --
Johann Forster: naturalist, ethnologist and ethnographer --
Alexander von Humboldt: my estate for my expedition --
Ferdinand Bauer: botanical illustrator who voyaged to Australia --
Thomas Watling: depicting early colonial life in Australia --
John James Audubon: the American woodsman who loved to paint birds --
Conrad Martens: South Sea field artist --
Brian Houghton Hodgson: diplomat and scholar --
John Gould: father of Australian ornithology --
Charles Darwin: a collector in love with the natural world --
Joseph Hooker: ground-breaking phytogeographer --
Thomas Baines: artist-explorer of colonial southern Africa and Australia --
Alfred Russel Wallace: forward thinker, environmental and biogeographer --
Henry Walter Bates: the 'model' explorer --
Charles Wyville Thomson: explorer of underwater worlds --
Margaret Elizabeth Fountaine: free-spirited lepidopterist --
Edward Adrian Wilson: Antarctica, nature and man's unconquerable mind --
Hereward Dollman: an entomologist with artistic flair.

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This sumptuous volume reveals the lives of some of history's greatest explorers, using the specimens they collected, the letters they wrote and the art they created to record their discoveries.  Read more...

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