Narrative of the Voyage of HMS Samarang, during the Years 1843-46: Employed Surveying the Islands of the Eastern Archipelago - Narrative of the Voyage of HMS Samarang, during the Years 1843-46 2 Volume Set (Paperback)Sir Edward Belcher (author), Arthur Adams (author of appendix)
Paperback 594 Pages / Published: 30/06/2011
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Sir Edward Belcher (1799-1877) was a British naval officer who served as surveyor on several long voyages in the Atlantic and Pacific. Published in 1848, this two-volume account, interspersed with charts and illustrations, was the second of his journals to appear in print, and appealed to Victorian readers' enthusiasm for books on exploration, natural history, ethnology and adventure. In Volume 2, Belcher recounts dramatic episodes on his return journey to England from Japan via Hong Kong and Mauritius. This volume incorporates an engaging, and sometimes alarming, commentary on flora and fauna provided by the ship's surgeon, Arthur Adams, in which readers are introduced to spectacular species of spiders, fish and snakes, as well as sensational descriptions of shrunken heads. It also includes a 30-page vocabulary chart, introduced by Ernest Adams, listing English words and their equivalents in Spanish and ten Asian languages.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 594
Weight: 750 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 34 mm
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