A rare and beautiful selection of works handpicked from the vast archives of London's Natural History Museum.
"The book's greatest contribution is to showcase the work of the artists who, usually under very difficult circumstances, so brilliantly served science and opened Western eyes to new worlds." - School Library Journal (on the original edition)
Voyages of Discovery is a mesmerizing visual survey of the most significant discoveries in the history of natural science exploration. Superb artwork and photographs spanning three centuries document landmark advances made in the field and bring to life the fascinating stories of the explorers, naturalists, artists and photographers.
The book is fully illustrated in color with informative text and captions. Highlights include:
Sir Hans Sloane's 1687 voyage to Jamaica, where he collected and recorded plant specimens, including cocoa, which are preserved to this day
Maria Sybilla Merian's personal journey to Surinam in 1699, where in brilliant detail she recorded butterflies and exotic insects
Charles Darwin's fateful trip to the Galapagos Islands, on which he cataloged finches and fossils
William Bartram's fanciful documentation of North American wildlife
Matthew Flinders' mapping of Australia, where he was accompanied by Ferdinand Bauer, perhaps the greatest of all natural science artists.
The Natural History Museum in London has the world's most comprehensive collection of natural science specimens and artworks. Voyages of Discovery offers readers a privileged opportunity to explore that collection.
The updated edition of this highly acclaimed text continues to help young people unlock the doors to the world's major religious traditions. The textbook highlights recent events in the history of these traditions and helps eleventh- and twelfth-graders understand the people, dimensions, and religious principles of the world's major religions.
NEW in this edition:
New! A new modern design with updated fonts, imagery, and colors brings new life to each page
New! Each chapter begins with an updated opener to help draw students' attention to key information that will be covered in the chapter
New! Updated events and statistics encourage discussion and a deeper understanding of the different religions
New! Thought-provoking activities are embedded within each chapter to allow students to immerse themselves in and explore the content further
New! Term definitions are now reflected in a sidebar directly on the page where the term is first introduced, making them easier for students to find and use
New! A master glossary has been added to provide students a single point of reference for all significant terms
Encourages eleventh- and twelfth-graders to explore the people, dimensions, and religious principles of the key religions of the world
Renaissance diplomat and part-time spy, William Hakluyt was also England's first serious geographer, gathering together a wealth of accounts about the wide-ranging travels and discoveries of the sixteenth-century English. One of the epics of this great period of expansion, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation describes, in the words of the explorers themselves, an astonishing era in which the English grew rapidly aware of the sheer size and strangeness of their world. Mingling accounts of the journeys of renowned adventurers such as Drake and Frobisher with descriptions by other explorers and traders to reveal a nation beginning to dominate the seas, Hakluyt's great work was originally intended principally to assist navigation and trade. It also presents one of the first and greatest modern portraits of the globe.
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Philosophy didn't just drop out of the air. Discover how philosophers used each other's works to develop their own with CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY: A HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY. Inside you'll be able to retrace philosopher's intellectual journeys and then figure out how to use that information in your own life. Plus, it's packed with stories, examples, illustrations, and study tools, so you'll be able to master the material with no problem.
Philosophy is a dynamic historical conversation rather than a collection of fixed opinions and conclusions. With VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY: A HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, you'll be able to retrace each philosopher's intellectual journey and add your voice to the philosophical conversation. The book's biographical stories, striking examples, diagrams, photos, and study tools help you master concepts and understand their practical implications.
The Subcommittee on the Catechism (formerly the Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism), has judged that the text falls outside the scope of the types of materials they review for conformity to the Catechism. The third edition of this highly acclaimed text continues to help young people unlock the doors to 11 of the world's major religious traditions. Updated references highlighting recent events in the history of the traditions, 50 new images, and revised chapter on Sikhism help eleventh and twelfth graders understand the people, dimensions, and religious principles of the world's major religions. (The Subcommittee on the Catechism reviews only materials which are catechetical in nature and which teach the beliefs, practices, and doctrine of the Catholic Faith.) World Religions falls outside the scope of the types of materials the Committee reviews. This text outlines the basic beliefs and practices of the major religions of the world, taking a comparative approach, as do most texts on this topic, to identify the distinctive elements of the various religions.
Featuring a hologram showing the movement inside a nuclear reactor, an unusual interactive book about energy also includes a feather that demonstrates static electricity and a thermographic photo of energy escaping from different parts of a house.
In double canoes they came more than 1,300 years ago, searching northward into an unknown sea. Sailing on strange winds, paddling though doldrum calms, braving high seas and storms they persisted in their quest for new land.