'Roaming Freely Throughout the Universe': Nicolas Baudin's voyage to Australia and the pursuit of science

Author(s): Jean Fornasiero (Editor); John West-Sooby (Editor)


The Age of Exploration not only paved the way for European conquest and trade, it also widened the horizons of science. By the second half of the eighteenth century, the link between travel and science was so widely acknowledged that it had become routine practice to include
naturalists in all major voyages of exploration.
Nicolas Baudin’s voyage of discovery to Australia (1800–1804), which
included both specialist field collectors and aspiring young savants, proved
pivotal. Drawing on a range of archival sources, the essays presented here
offer fresh perspectives on Baudin’s scientific voyagers, their work and its
legacy. What emerges is a deeper appreciation of the Baudin expedition’s
contribution to the pursuit of science, and of those who pursued it.


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  • : 9781743058275
  • : Wakefield Press Pty, Limited
  • : Wakefield Press
  • : November 2021
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  • : 340
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Jean Fornasiero (Editor); John West-Sooby (Editor)