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  1. Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific between 1896 and 1899.

    Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific between 1896 and 1899.

    First Edition. Portmanteau work combining Guppy's geological and physical observations of Vanua Levu, with his meticulous study of plant dispersal around the Pacific. Described by a recent journal of oceanic plant dispersal as "the outstanding beachcomber of the C19th", it is probably for his work in the second volume that he is best remembered, a pioneering work on tropical drift seeds and fruits based on what a contemporary reviewer called "a course of observation which is truly Darwinian in its patience and method," whilst Man, the journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, considered it to "contain much of interest to the student of anthropology. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1903

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    Stock Code: 41355

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