Voyages of Discovery (New paperback edition)

A visual celebration of ten of the greatest natural history expeditions

Tony Rice

Introduction by David Bellamy

Voyages of Discovery is a mesmerising visual record of ten of the world’s most significant natural history expeditions.

ISBN:
978 0 565 09252 8
Format:
Paperback
Price:
£16.99
Published:
September 2010
Size:
253 x 216 mm
Extent:
336 pp
Illustrations:
Colour throughout
Publisher:
Natural History Museum

Details

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.

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Author

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.

The introduction is written by naturalist David Bellamy.

About the Library

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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