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Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara

Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara
Undertaken by Order of the Imperial Government, in the Years 1857, 1858, and 1859
3 Volume Set

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration

  • Date Published: June 2013
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108059787

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  • Joined by seven eminent natural scientists, including Karl von Scherzer (1821–1903), the Austrian naval expedition of 1857–9 was remarkable for its globe-spanning scale. During the course of the voyage, the naturalists collected an abundance of samples which contributed to several scientific discoveries, including the isolation of cocaine in its pure form. Some of the investigations also revolutionised knowledge in such fields as geology, oceanography, hydrography and geomagnetism, and are still being studied by modern-day researchers. Prepared by Scherzer and first published in English in 1861–3, this is a compelling three-volume account of the mission, remaining relevant to scholars interested in naval exploration and the history of science. The volumes include notes on the populations, flora and fauna encountered during the voyage from Europe via India to Australia, and thence via South and Central America on the return leg of the journey.

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    • Date Published: June 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108059787
    • length: 1770 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 mm
    • weight: 2.79kg
    • contains: 68 b/w illus. 17 maps
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface to the English edition
    1. Preparations for the voyage
    2. From Trieste to Gibraltar
    3. Gibraltar
    4. Madeira
    5. Rio de Janeiro
    6. Cape of Good Hope
    7. The islands of St Paul and Amsterdam, in the south Indian Ocean
    8. Ceylon
    9. Madras
    Appendices. Volume 2:
    10. The Nicobar islands
    11. Singapore
    12. Java
    13. Manila
    14. Hong-Kong
    15. Shanghai
    16. The island of Puynipet
    17. The coral island of Sikayana. Volume 3:
    18. Sydney
    19. Auckland
    20. Tahiti
    21. Valparaiso
    22. An overland journey from Valparaiso to Gibraltar, via the isthmus of Panama
    23. From Gibraltar to Trieste

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    Karl von Scherzer

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