Description - Bright Paradise by Peter Raby
Inspired by Darwin and his voyages on the "Beagle", a new generation of naturalists and scientists set out from Britain to explore tropical forests and mountain ranges. Some of them were entrepreneurs - many were dependent on selling their specimens to finance their trips - but they were also scrupulous and sensitive observers. This book traces some of the extraordinary journeys of these Victorian travellers.
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(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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Author Biography - Peter Raby
Peter Raby lectures in Drama and English at Homerton College, Cambridge. His books include Fair Ophelia: A Life of Harriet Smithson Berlioz, Oscar Wilde, and the highly acclaimed biography Samuel Butler. He lives with his wife and family in a village on the edge of the fens.