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