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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

Volume 3

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration

  • Date Published: June 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108059770

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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. Volume 3 includes notes on Sydney, Auckland, Tahiti, the coastal cities of South and Central America, and the journey back to Europe, as well as reflections by the author on the achievements of the expedition.

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    • Date Published: June 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108059770
    • length: 560 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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
    Appendices
    Index.

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    Karl von Scherzer

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