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Voyages of Discovery paperback edition

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A mesmerising visual record of 10 significant natural history expeditions.

Read stories of adventure and great scientific endeavour, from Sir Hans Sloane’s journey to Jamaica in 1687 and James Cook’s perilous Pacific crossings to Darwin’s historic voyage aboard HMS Beagle.

ISBN: 9780565092528

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Voyages of Discovery paperback edition

£ 16.99


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.

Hand-picked from the vast Library of the Museum, the illustrations and artworks contained here form a rare collection, most of which are exclusively presented in this stunning book.

Voyages of Discovery was originally published in 2000. It has been reformatted and is now available in this more user-friendly size.

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