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Exploration and Endeavour: The Royal Society of London and the South Seas

Captain James Cook 1775–76 by Nathaniel Dance. Courtesy: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

ISBN 9781876944810
paperback, 64 pages
200mm x 165mm, full colour
published August 2010
RRP A$19.95 NOW A$5.00


Exploration and Endeavour: The Royal Society of London and the South Seas celebrates the Royal Society's 350th anniversary year.

The Society's Fellows, including Isaac Newton, Joseph Banks, James Cook and Charles Darwin, pursued what was called the 'new science' and in doing so gave us champagne and gravity, evolution and the electron, the double helix and the Internet.

This book is the companion to the National Museum of Australia's exhibition of the same name and includes rarely seen documents and objects from the Royal Society's collection.


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