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TO SAIL BEYOND THE SUNSET - Natural History in Australia 1699 - 1829

Publisher: Adelaide, Rigby
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Edition: first edition - hard cover in dust jacket
ISBN: 0727018817
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Book Description and Condition

Book description and condition

Extracts from contemporary logs, journals, and letters allow the reader to share first hand the fascination, bewilderment and enthisiasm of Australian scientific pioneers. Beginning with the first incredulous reactions of Dampier; they found not gold but

a vast natural treasury of bizarre and alien plants and animals. 315 x 235mm., pp. x, 206, black & white and colour plates throughout, Scientific & General indexes. Contents, small "Previous Owners". bookplate back of ffep, dust jacket, slight rubbing top spine & back of book, no tears. VG+/VG

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