Naturalists at Sea:

Scientific Travellers from Dampier to Darwin
Author(s): 
Williams, Glyn
ISBN: 
9780300180732
Date published: 
September 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£25.00

On the great Pacific discovery expeditions of the "long eighteenth century", naturalists for the first time were commonly found aboard ships sailing forth from European ports. This book intends to describe the adventures and misadventures, discoveries and dangers of this devoted and sometimes eccentric band of explorer-scholars.