Daniel Solander

Edward Duyker, Per Tingbrand
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Daniel Solander

Published

1 May 1995

ISBN

9780522846362

Weight

704g

Size

240mm x 157mm

Imprint

Miegunyah Press

Daniel Solander

Edward Duyker, Per Tingbrand
Some 180 letters written either by or to the Swedish naturalist and pioneer are reproduced here.

Daniel Solander, the eighteenth-century Swedish naturalist and traveller, was a pioneer of the scientific study of natural history and one of the earliest collectors in New Holland. For many years a colleague of Joseph Banks, he sailed to the Pacific with Banks and James Cook in the Endeavour in 1768. With Banks, he described and classified more than one thousand new species. Solander's letters offer important insights into some of the foremost scientific issues of the day and his close association with such remarkable men as Carl Linnaeus, Banks, John Ellis and William Hunter.

The letters give little hint that English was not his native tongue. His warm and relaxed style reveals considerable linguistic ability and explains why the novelist Fanny Burney fondly called him a 'philosophical gossip' and why James Boswell declared, 'Throw him where you will, he swims'. This collection is based on international research. Some 180 letters…

Daniel Solander, the eighteenth-century Swedish naturalist and traveller, was a pioneer of the scientific study of natural history and one of the earliest collectors in New Holland. For many years a colleague of Joseph Banks, he sailed to the Pacific with Banks and James Cook in the Endeavour in 1768. With Banks, he described and classified more than one thousand new species. Solander's letters offer important insights into some of the foremost scientific issues of the day and his close association with such remarkable men as Carl Linnaeus, Banks, John Ellis and William Hunter.

The letters give little hint that English was not his native tongue. His warm and relaxed style reveals considerable linguistic ability and explains why the novelist Fanny Burney fondly called him a 'philosophical gossip' and why James Boswell declared, 'Throw him where you will, he swims'. This collection is based on international research. Some 180 letters written either by or to Solander were located and copied and appear in their original language.

About the author

Edward Duyker

Dr Edward Duyker comes from a family deeply steeped in the sea. He is the author of many books dealing with early Australian coastal exploration, including An Officer of the Blue (1994), Nature's Argonaut (1998), the award-winning Citizen Labillardière (2003) and, most recently, François Péron (2006). In 2000 Dr Duyker was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French government. He was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003 and the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2004.

Image courtesy of Lee Narraway.

About Edward Duyker

Per Tingbrand

Per Tingbrand is the author of several publications on Daniel Solander and has travelled extensively, often under sail.

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