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

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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 12th 2008 by Firefly Books (first published January 2002)
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Adam K
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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.
Laura
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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