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The Resource Bibliography of natural history travel narratives, A.S. Troelstra

Bibliography of natural history travel narratives, A.S. Troelstra

Label
Bibliography of natural history travel narratives
Title
Bibliography of natural history travel narratives
Statement of responsibility
A.S. Troelstra
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The travel narratives listed here encompass all aspects of the natural world in every part of the globe, but are especially concerned with its fauna, flora and fossil remains. Such eyewitness accounts have always fascinated their readers, but they were never written solely for entertainment: fragmentary though they often are, these narratives of travel and exploration are of immense importance for our scientific understanding of life on earth, providing us with a window on an ever changing, and often vanishing, natural world. Without such records of the past we could not track, document or understand the significance of changes that are so important for the study of zoogeography. With this book Troelstra gives us a superb overview of natural history travel narratives. The well over four thousand detailed entries, ranging over four centuries and all major western European languages, are drawn from a wide range of sources and include both printed books and periodical contributions. While no subject bibliography by a single author can attain absolute completeness, Troelstra's work is comprehensive to a truly remarkable degree. The entries are arranged alphabetically by author and chronologically, by the year of first publication, under the author's name. A brief biography, with the scope and range of their work, is given for each author; every title is set in context, the contents - including illustrations - are described and all known editions and translations are cited. In addition, visited, and a full list of the bibliographical and biographical sources used in compiling the bibliography
Awards note
Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) Annual Literature Award - Nominee, 2018
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Troelstra, A. S.
Dewey number
508
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Natural history
  • Travel
  • Naturalists
  • Naturalists
  • Scientific expeditions
Label
Bibliography of natural history travel narratives, A.S. Troelstra
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The evolution of the natural history travel narrative -- Travel narratives, arranged alphabetically by author
Control code
ocn988600447
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004343788
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988600447
Label
Bibliography of natural history travel narratives, A.S. Troelstra
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The evolution of the natural history travel narrative -- Travel narratives, arranged alphabetically by author
Control code
ocn988600447
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004343788
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988600447

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