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Offers a record of ten natural history expeditions. This title features artworks and photographs spanning three centuries that document advances and watersheds in the field of natural science. It includes stories of: Sir Hans Sloane's journey to Jamaica in 1687; James Cook's Pacific crossings; and, Darwin's voyage aboard HMS Beagle.
Tony Rice received his first degree and PhD in Marine Biology from the University of Liverpool. He worked as curator of crustacea at the Natural History Museum, London then spent 26 years leading the deep-sea benthic biology team at the Natural Environment ResearchCouncil's Institute of Oceanographic Sciences. He now concentrates on writing books and acting as a marine environmental consultant.