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Notes by a Naturalist on the Challenger
Being an Account of Various Observations Made during the Voyage of HMS Challenger round the World, in the Years 1872–1876, Under the Commands of Capt. Sir G. S. Nares, and Capt. F. T. Thomson


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  • Date Published: April 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108074834

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  • The Challenger Expedition of 1872–6 was conceived to examine the deep sea floor worldwide and disprove the theory of a 'dead zone' in the oceans below a certain depth. Using a modified Royal Navy ship, the expedition sailed nearly 70,000 nautical miles across the globe, collecting oceanographic data and marine specimens, and laying the foundations for the science of oceanography by later publishing fifty volumes of reports. The naturalist Henry Moseley (1844–91) recounts the voyage in this 1879 work, covering visits to many remote islands and the taking of samples at hundreds of locations. The voyage's achievements included the collection of over 4,000 new marine species and the discovery of the world's deepest ocean trench (Challenger Deep). Moseley's observations on native peoples also proved important as traditional cultures were changing rapidly at the time. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts, this narrative illuminates an adventure of great scientific significance.

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    • Date Published: April 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108074834
    • length: 648 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 36 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • contains: 2 colour illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Teneriffe, St Thomas, Bermuda
    2. Azores, Madeira, Cape Verdes
    3. St Paul's Rocks, and Fernando do Norhona
    4. Bahia
    5. Tristan da Cunha, Inaccessible Island, Nightingale Island
    6. Cape of Good Hope
    7. Prince Edward Island, the Crozet Islands
    8. Kerguelen's Land
    9. Heard Island
    10. Amongst the southern ice
    11. Victoria, New South Wales
    12. New Zealand, the Friendly Islands, Matuku Island
    13. Fiji Islands
    14. New Hebrides, Cape York, Torres Strait
    15. Aru, Ke, Amboina, Ternate
    16. The Philippine Islands
    17. China, New Guinea
    18. The Admiralty Islands
    19. Japan, the Sandwich Islands
    20. Tahiti, Juan Fernandez
    21. Chile, Magellan's Straits, Falkland Islands, Ascension
    22. Life on the ocean surface and in the deep sea
    List of books and papers relating to the expedition

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