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Citizen Labillardière : a naturalist's life in revolution and exploration (1755-1834) / Edward Duyker
Bib ID 858400
Format BookBook
Author
Duyker, Edward, 1955-
 
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Description Carlton South, Vic. : Miegunyah Press, 2003 
xx, 383 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0522850103
Series

Miegunyah Press series. Series 2 ; no. 43.

Summary

"Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardiere was one of the great traveller-naturalists of the eighteenth century. He is most famous for his account of his voyage to the South Seas with Bruny d'Entrecasteaux in 1791-93 in search of La Perouse. Labillardiere's Relation was an international bestseller in its day, helping to usher the southern continent into the European imagination." "In researching this biography, Edward Duyker revisited many of the naturalist's landfalls around the world. He also examined a wide range of archival and museum collections to piece together Labillardiere's correspondence and observations. The result is the first comprehensive study of the naturalist, revealing a committed republican who was shaped by the turbulent years of revolutionary and Napoleonic France."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Textual Note
  • Introduction
  • I Alencon
  • 2 Medical Student
  • 3 Albion and the Alps
  • 4 To the Cedars of Lebanon
  • 5 Universal Ferment
  • 6 The Genesis of a Rescue
 
Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 262-352.

Subjects La Billardière, Jacques-Julien Houtou de, 1755-1834.  |  Naturalists -- France -- Biography.  |  Technology.  |  Anthropology.  |  Plants.  |  Animals.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers - European.  |  History - Biographies - Non-Indigenous.  |  Nuyts map area (West SA SI53-01)  |  Tasmania (Tas)

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