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    DescriptionVoyages of Discovery is a mesmerising visual record of ten of the most significant natural history expeditions. Superb artworks and photographs spanning three centuries document advances and watersheds in the field of natural science. The stories behind these images - of explorers, naturalists, artists and photographers - entwine into a fascinating study of human achievement and natural wonder. Among the many stories of adventure and great scientific endeavour are: Sir Hans Sloane's journey to Jamaica in 1687; James Cook's perilous Pacific crossings; and Darwin's historic voyage aboard HMS Beagle. Hand-picked from the vast Library of the Natural History Museum, London, the illustrations and artworks contained here form a rare collection, most of which are exclusively presented in this stunning book. The Library of the Natural History Museum is a repository for some of the most exciting and comprehensive collections of natural history literature and artworks to be found anywhere in the world. It holds half a million artworks, comprising one of Britain's biggest art collections, and over one million books, including rare, richly illustrated antique volumes.


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    Title
    Voyages of Discovery
    Subtitle
    A Visual Celebration of Ten of the Greatest Natural History Expeditions
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tony Rice
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 253 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,300 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780565092528
    ISBN 10: 0565092529
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    BIC subject category V2: WTLP
    DC22: 508.09
    Illustrations note
    Over 200 colour artworks
    Publisher
    The Natural History Museum
    Imprint name
    The Natural History Museum
    Publication date
    01 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Tony Rice received his first degree and PhD in Marine Biology from the University of Liverpool. He worked as curator of crustacea at the Natural History Museum, London, then spent 26 years leading the deep-sea benthic biology team at the Natural Environment Research Council's Institute of Oceanographic Sciences. He now concentrates on writing books and acting as a marine environmental consultant.
    Review quote
    'It's difficult to resist attacking this book with a pair of scissors. Not because it's bad - far from it - but because so many of the illustrations whisper "Cut me out and stick me on the wall over the mantelpiece".' Geographical: Magazine of the Royal Geographical Society 'A mesmerising visual and textual record of ten of the most significant natural history expeditions in history.' Good Book Guide 'Nature lovers should enjoy Voyages of Discovery with hundreds of naturalist drawings from the Natural History Museum.' USA Today