Ambassador to the Penguins: A Naturalist's Year Aboard a Yankee Whaleship
David R. Godine Publisher, 2003 - 353 pagina's
In 1912, a young naturalist named Robert Cushman Murphy was offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to spend a year on one of the last Yankee whaleships out of New Bedford, on a voyage to the Antarctic. During the voyage, Murphy not only collected specimens and took photographs, developing them in seawater, but kept a journal that was later published and became a bestseller. Now, Eleanor Mathews, his granddaughter, has now taken Murphy's diary and supplementing it with his own original photographs, to present this fascinating story for modern readers. As a portrait of seafaring life, of the whaling industry still under sail, and an account of a natural history expedition, it is a unique window into a vanished time.
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - vernefan - LibraryThing
In 1912, Robert Cushman Murphy from Long Island, a young budding naturalist who is working for The American Museum of Natural History, sees his longtime dream come true; a chance to travel to distant ... Volledige review lezen
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Riveting book. The author, the granddaughter of Robert Cushman Murphy, a naturalist with the American Museum of Natural History, has taken his memoirs of the year (1912) he spent aboard one of the ... Volledige review lezen