The Naturalist in Australia (Cambridge Library Collection - History of Oceania) (Paperback)

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The Naturalist in Australia (Cambridge Library Collection - History of Oceania) (Paperback)

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Educated at King's College, London, the naturalist and marine biologist William Saville-Kent (1845-1908) went on to work at the British Museum and in aquariums at Brighton, Manchester and Westminster. He spent many years in Australia as a fisheries expert, and during this time he made extensive surveys of the natural world. The present work, first published in 1897, was intended to give a non-scientific audience a glimpse of the fantastic array of wildlife in Australia. The author discusses the many varieties of birds, lizards, fish and other sea life, insects (an entire chapter is devoted to termites), and vegetation. He was also able to take advantage of the photographic technology of the time and include around fifty collotype images, which complement the many other illustrations of the plants and animals he writes about, providing a vivid overview of the natural world in late nineteenth-century Australia.
Product Details ISBN: 9781108062381
ISBN-10: 1108062385
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: February 6th, 2014
Pages: 446
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - History of Oceania