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Voyages: Scientific Circumnavigations 1679 to 1859
Bibliography: Secondary Sources
Primary Sources  

Bibliography of secondary sources consulted:

Abell, George O. Exploration of the universe. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1975.

Australian National Botanic Gardens. Australian National Botanic Gardens Home Page. Canberra, Australia: ANBG, 2000. (Website source:

Beaglehole, J.C., ed. The Endeavor journal of Joseph Banks, 1768-1771. New South Wales: The trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales, with Angus and Robertson, Ltd., 1962.

Beaglehole, J.C., ed. The journals of Captain James Cook on his voyages of discovery. Millwood, NY: Kraus Reprint by permission of the Hakluyt Society, 1988.

Bougainville, Louis-Antoine de, comte. A voyage around the world. Transl. By John Reinhold Forster. Reprint of London ed., 1772. Amsterdam: N. Israel; New York, Da Capo Press, [1967].

Brosse, Jacques. Great Voyages of Discovery: Circumnavigators and Scientists, 1764-1843. Transl. By Stanley Hochman. (Copyright: Bordas, Paris). New York, Oxford: Facts on File Publications, 1983.

Captain Cook’s Florilegium. London: Lion and Unicorn Press, 1973.
Note: The Lion and the Unicorn Press broke through the time barrier for the first time in bringing a selection of the botanical plates from Cook's voyage to the public after two centuries. Richly inked and handsomely produced on excellent paper, the twenty-nine plates in this beautiful publication are produced exactly as Banks had intended.

Carr, D.J. , ed. Sydney Parkinson: Artist of Cook's Endeavour Voyage. London and Canberra: British Museum (Natural History) and Croom Helm Ltd., 1983.

Catalogue of Banks’ Florilegium: a publication… of seven hundred and thirty-eight copperplate engravings of plants collected on Captain James Cook’s first voyage round the world in H.M.S. Endeavor 1768-1771. London: Alecto Historical Editions in association with The British Museum (Natural History), 1990.
Note: Joseph Banks oversaw the prepartion of 700 copperplates of plants from Cook's first voyage. His insistence upon the highest standards of excellence resulted in accurate and spectacular representations of the original specimens. Financial and other obstactles prevented the complete collection of plates from being printed for two centuries. Alecto Historical Publications achieved stunning success in delivering Banks' vision to the world, and added color according to the original watercolors and notes of artist Sydney Parkinson.

Cuppage, Francis E. James Cook and the conquest of scurvy. Westport, Connecticut; London: Greenwood Press, 1994.

Cutright, Paul R. The great natualists explore South America. New York: Macmillan, 1943.

Darwin, Charles. Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle under the command of Captain Fitzroy,R.N. from 1832 to 1836. London: Henry Colburn, 1840.

Darwin, Charles. On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of the favoured races in the struggle for life. London: John Murray, 1859.

D'Urville, Dumont. New Zealand 1826-1827: from the French of Dumont D'Urville. Transl. and essay by Olive Wright. Welligton, NZ: Légation de France en Nouvelle Zélande, 1950.

Ebes, Hank. The Florilegium of Captain Cook's First Voyage to Australia, 1768-1771. Melbourne: Ebes Douwma Antique Prints and Maps, and Sotheby's Australia, 1988.

Greene, John C. The death of Adam: evolution and its impact on western thought. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University, 1959.

Gray, Albert. A new voyage round the world, by William Dampier, with an introduction by Sir Albert Gray. London: The Argonaut Press, 1927.

Hirschfeld, Alan W. Parallax: the race to measure the cosmos. New York: W. H. Freeman and Co., 2001.

Hochstetter, Ferdinand von. Geology of New Zealand: contributions to the geology of the Provinces of Auckland and Nelson. Novara -Expedition, Geological Part, Vol. 1. Transl. from the German and ed. by C.A. Fleming. Wellington, NZ: R.E. Owen, 1959.

Janzen, Daniel H., ed. Costa Rican Natural History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.

Kotzebue, Otto von. A voyage of discovery into the South Sea and Bering's Straits. Transl. by H.E. Lloyd in 1821. Publisher's series: Bibliotheca Australiana #17. Amsterdam: N. Israel; New York: Da Capo Press, 1967.

Leopold, Aldo S. Wildlife of Mexico. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1959.

Marshall, P. J. and Williams, Glyndwr. The great map of mankind: British perceptions of the world in the Age of Enlightenment. London: Dent, 1982.

Maybury-Lewis, David. Millenium: tribal wisdom and the modern world. New York: Viking, 1992.

Mitton, Simon, ed. The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Astronomy. New York: for Crown Publishers by Trewin Copplestone Publ. Ltd., 1977.

National Geographic Society. Atlas of the World. Fifth ed., Washington, D.C., 1981.

Organ, Michael. The Austrian Imperial Frigate SMS Novara: 1843-99. Wollongong, Australia: University of Wollongong, 2001 (Website source:

Poesch, Jessie. Titian Ramsay Peale and his journals of the Wilkes Expedition. Philadelphia: The American Philosophical Society, 1961.

Pérouse, Jean-François de Galaup. The Journal of Jean-François de Galaup de la Pérouse, 1785-1788. Transl. and edited by John Dunmore. London: The Hakluyt Society, 1994.

Shipman, Joseph C. William Damper: seaman- scientist. Lawrence: University of Kansas, 1962.

Viola, Herman J. and Margolis, Carolyn, eds. Magnificent Voyagers: The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1985.

Voice of indigenous peoples: native people address the United Nations: with the United Nations draft declaration of indigenous people's rights. [United Nations Commission on Human Rights]. Sante Fe: Clear Light Pub., 1994.

Wilkes, Charles. Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition. (Reprint). Upper Saddle River, N.J. : The Gregg Press, 1970.

Woolf, Harry. The Transits of Venus: A study of eighteenth-century science. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1959.


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