The Journey of Anders Sparrman

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'I have spent too long on plants and animals. Now it is time for human beings.' This haunting novel is based on the life of Anders Sparrman, the Swedish naturalist, who in the second half of the eighteenth century, became the last and youngest disciple of the scientist Carl Linnaeus. In his quest for new animal and plant specimens, Sparrman sailed to China at seventeen, joined Captain Cook on his second voyage to Antarctica and Tahiti, and made a pioneering journey on foot into the South African interior. In South Africa ...

The Journey of Anders Sparrman 2011, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781847081759

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The Journey of Anders Sparrman 2010, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781847081841

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