Thursday, 2 April 2015

Scientific travel

Whilst travel writing of many kinds can be viewed in Special Collections, travel for scientific knowledge, such as Darwin’s Journal, is strongly represented. Here we view A journey into Siberia : made by order of the king of France by M. l'Abbé Chappe d'Auteroche (1728-1769), the travelogue of a French astronomer composed on foot of a journey to Siberia to track the transit of Venus.

A journey into Siberia : made by order of the king of France. (London : Printed for T. Jefferys, geographer to the king, 1770)
If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, or to consult material in this vein, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.
A spotlight exhibition can also be viewed on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of April.

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