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Bright Paradise - Victorian Scientific Travellers (Hardcover)
Bright Paradise - Victorian Scientific Travellers (Hardcover): Peter Raby

Bright Paradise - Victorian Scientific Travellers (Hardcover)

Peter Raby

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This is an account of the great burst of scientific exploration in the 19th century: the search for the North-West passage; the penetration of the Australian outback; and the hunt for the sources of the Nile, Niger, Amazon and Brahmaputra. There are the individual stories of personalities such as Charles Darwin, ALfred Wallace, Henry Bates and Richard Spruce, but the focal point of the book is how these journeys were linked to wider issues: the growth of knowledge; the spread of Empire; the image of the "wild"; and the great Victorian questions of the creation, origins and ascent of man.

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Imprint: Chatto and Windus
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 1996
Authors: Peter Raby
Dimensions: 240 x 160mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 276
ISBN-13: 978-0-7011-4613-9
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > General
Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Geographical discovery & exploration
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political ideologies > Imperialism
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
LSN: 0-7011-4613-3
Barcode: 9780701146139

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