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The Resource Curious minds : the discoveries of Australian naturalists, Peter Macinnis

Curious minds : the discoveries of Australian naturalists, Peter Macinnis

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Curious minds : the discoveries of Australian naturalists
Title
Curious minds
Title remainder
the discoveries of Australian naturalists
Statement of responsibility
Peter Macinnis
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book looks at the long line of naturalists who have traversed Australia in search of new plants and animals. This book looks at the long line of naturalists who have traversed Australia in search of new plants and animals. Identifying and classifying the unfamiliar plants and animals was their biggest challenge -- the early ones were frequently wrong but later naturalists were able to build on and learn from previous mistakes. In time, a new breed of homegrown naturalists emerged. They would help to foster pride in a developing nation, as well an interest in the preservation of natural history. This book brings to life the stories of the naturalists and settlers who made the unfamiliar familiar and who contributed to developments in natural science. Among the names are Joseph Banks, Charles Darwin, Amalie Dietrich, Ludwig Leichhardt, Ferdinand von Mueller, Ellis Rowan, John Lewin and John and Elizabeth Gould
Biography type
collective biography
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10166949
Cataloging source
NOV
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MacInnis, Peter
Dewey number
508.94
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Home, Roderick Weir
  • National Library of Australia
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True
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  • Naturalists
  • Natural history
Target audience
adult
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the discoveries of Australian naturalists
Label
Curious minds : the discoveries of Australian naturalists, Peter Macinnis
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Publication
Note
"Foreword by Emeritus Professor R.W. Home, AM"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 192-199) and index
Control code
000048535729
Dimensions
26 x 23 cm.
Extent
213 p.
Isbn
9780642277541
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., facsims., ports.
Label
Curious minds : the discoveries of Australian naturalists, Peter Macinnis
Publication
Note
"Foreword by Emeritus Professor R.W. Home, AM"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 192-199) and index
Control code
000048535729
Dimensions
26 x 23 cm.
Extent
213 p.
Isbn
9780642277541
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., facsims., ports.

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