Now showing items 1-2 of 2
From Lake Nyassa to Philadelphia: a geography of the Zambesi Expedition, 1858-64
(Cambridge University Press, 2005-03)
This paper is about collecting, travel and the geographies of science. At one level it examines the circumstances that led to Isaac Lea’s description in Philadelphia of six freshwater mussel shells of the family Unionidae, ...
The Zambesi Expedition: African Nature in the British Scientific Metropolis
This thesis investigates the geography in and of Victorian scientific practice by examining the Zambesi Expedition (1858-1864), which was led by the Scottish explorer David Livingstone. A team of assistants accompanied ...