Observations Made during a Voyage round the World. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: John Reinhold Forster (1729-98), a scientific writer and translator of German origin, took part in Cook's second Pacific voyage, from 1772 to 1775, and published this study, which records his examinations of 'nature in its greatest extent; the earth, the sea, the air, the organic and animated creation', in 1778. He drew upon the ideas of 'the most ingenious men of the age' in constructing his observations on natural history and navigation. The first half of the book addresses the physical aspects of the world: earth and land, oceans, global changes and flora and fauna. The second half focuses on the anthropological origins of the people of the southern seas. The book was originally written as a popular travel narrative, and it remains an important publication which will appeal to readers interested in historical geography, zoology, ethnology, astronomy and travel writing.
Book Description: A scientific writer, translator and traveller, John Reinhold Forster (1729-98) took part in Cook's second Pacific voyage from 1772 to 1775, and published this study, recording his observations in the fields of physical geography, ethnology, botany and zoology, in 1778.
Title: Observations Made during a Voyage round the ...
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Book Description University of Hawaii Press, U.S.A., 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Illustrated with maps and artwork. Cloth-bound hardcover with gilt spine titling and map endpapers. Slight scratching to the page edges, but else fine. Jacket with some chipping along the edges. Bookseller Inventory # 3304
Book Description Honolulu, Hawaii University of Hawai'i Press 1996, 1996. Book Condition: fine. 1st edition. LXXVVIIIpp. Buff coloured cloth with gilt title spine in a fine dust jacket. Quarto. Black and white illustrations in text. fine Johann Reihhold Forster's 'Observations made during a Voyage Round the World', first published in1778, is the most significant and sustantial analysis of non-Western cultures to have emerged from the Cook voyage. He draws an extraordinary range of geographic and ethnographic information into a coherent and 'methodized' understanding. Bookseller Inventory # 129632
Book Description University of Hawaii Press 1996-06, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 0824817257. Bookseller Inventory # 539735
Book Description University of Hawaii Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020824817257
Book Description University of Hawaii Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0824817257