Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of HMS Fly: Volume 2

Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of HMS Fly: Volume 2 : During the Years 1842-1846

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Joseph Beete Jukes (1811-1869) was a geologist who studied at St John's College, Cambridge under Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) and, after many field expeditions in England, was appointed to a survey of Newfoundland in 1839. In 1841 he joined the H.M.S. Fly as a naturalist for an upcoming expedition to chart the coasts of Australia and New Guinea. He also made some inland investigations on Java before returning to England in 1846. The following year he published this two-volume account of his journey. Blackwood's Magazine described Jukes' work as 'scientific without being abstruse, and picturesque without being extravagant, [Jukes] has made his volumes a striking and graceful addition to our knowledge of countries highly interesting in themselves'. Volume 2 focuses mainly on Java, where Jukes visited sugar and coffee plantations and industrial sites. The appendixes contain vocabulary lists for several indigenous languages, and notes on marine life and snakes.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 12 b/w illus. 1 map
  • 1139014900
  • 9781139014908

Table of contents

1. Start on a tour into the interior; 2. Ride from Klakka to Lamajang; 3. Extreme cold of 50 Degrees Fahr.; 4. Cigar manufactory; 5. The citadel and defence of Sourahaya; 6. Notes on the Government of Java; 7. Leave Java; 8. Islands of Kangalang and Lubeck; 9. On the ethnology of the Indian and Pacific Oceans; Appendices.show more