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Voyages of Discovery: A Visual Celebration of Ten of the Greatest Natural History Expeditions

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"A rare and beautiful selection of works handpicked from the vast archives of London's Natural History Museum."

""The book's greatest contribution is to showcase the work of the artists who, usually under very difficult circumstances, so brilliantly served science and opened Western eyes to new worlds."" - School Library Journal (on the original edition)

Voyages of Discovery
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 12th 2008 by Firefly Books
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Chuan He
Aug 18, 2015 Chuan He rated it it was amazing
Sooooo many adorable pictures that I couldn't help to cut them off and hang on my bedroom wall, I know it is a little stupid...
莹莹 崔
Feb 15, 2015 莹莹 崔 rated it it was amazing
Amazing
Adam K
Feb 14, 2009 Adam K added it
It's a visual celebration!

Before I read this, I never really thought much about people cataloging new species when they ventured to the "New World". Very interesting, and the pictures are great...what the scientists and artist accomplished, especially before modern classification systems, is remarkable.
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Sep 19, 2011 Laura rated it really liked it
Science illustrations are one of my favorite parts of studying the history of science. This book is a beautifully assembled collection of some of the greatest hits of natural history.
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