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An Account of the Petrological, Botanical, and Zoological Collection Made in Kerguelen's Land and Rodriguez During the Transit of Venus Expeditions 1874-75

 

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An Account of the Petrological, Botanical, and Zoological Collection Made in Kerguelen's Land and Rodriguez During the Transit of Venus Expeditions 1874-75


by Alfred Edwin Eaton (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9781108050098

 

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First published in 1879, these essays catalogue the observations made during two scientific voyages into the southern Indian Ocean.


The Kerguelen Islands, known also as the Desolation Islands, lie in the extreme south of the Indian Ocean. By the late nineteenth century they were still relatively unexplored, but they represented a fascinating puzzle: although the Islands were four thousand miles away from South America, they shared the same species of flora. Rodrigues, an island off the coast of Madagascar, was also a point of increasing interest among naturalists. While most archipelagic islands then discovered were volcanic, explorers noted that the caves of Rodrigues were formed of limestone, and that most local species were not indigenous. Like the Kerguelen Islands, they provided some of the first clear evidence that modern sea-levels were much altered from those of prehistory. Naturalists visited both locations as part of the expeditions to study the transit of Venus in 1874. Originally published in 1879, this collection of essays is a comprehensive catalogue of their findings.


 

ISBN 1108050093
ISBN13 9781108050098
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Paperback
Publication date 14/06/2012
Pages 652
Weight (grammes) 1540
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 297
Width (mm) 210

Part I. The Collections from Kerguelen Island: 1. Introductory notes
2. Botany J. D. Hooker, W. Mitten, J. M. Crombie, G. Dickie, P. F. Reinsch, J. M. Berkeley
3. Zoology W. H. Flower, R. B. Sharpe, H. Saunders, A. Gunther, E. A. Smith, G. Busk, E. J. Miers, G. S. Brady, O. P. Cambridge, C. O. Waterhouse, G. H. Verrall, J. Lubbock, C. Giebel, W. MacIntosh, E. R. Lankester, E. A. Smith, Prof. Allman, H. J. Carter
Part II. The Collections from Rodriguez: 1. Introductory notes I. B. Balfour
2. Petrology N. S. Maskylene
3. Botany I. B. Balfour, W. Mitten, J. M. Crombie, M. J. Berkely, G. Dickie
4. Zoology H. H. Slater, A. Gunther, E. Newton, G. E. Dobson, R. B. Sharpe, E. A. Smith, E. J. Miers, A. G. Butler, C. O. Waterhouse, F. Smith, E. Grube, G. Gulliver, F. Bruggeman
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