Saturday, March 29, 2008

UBC #16 The Ambonese Curiosity Cabinet

The Ambonese Curiousity Cabinet
by Georgius Everhardus Rumphius
translated by E.M. Beekman
Yale University Press 1999 1st ed/pr
oversized hardcover

"This is the first great natural history of tropical marine life. Remarkable for its detailed observations of living animals, habitats, and fisheries, as well as the accuracy of its morphological descriptions and classifications, the entire work reflects Rumphius's practical talents as engineer, merchant, and student of local cultures, as well as pioneer naturalist. Rumphius provides an invaluable window on the richness of tropical nature as it used to be." -- Jeremy Bradford Cook Jackson, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

To paraphrase, this book is about marine life. It has a lot of interesting illustrations and diagrams as well a wide variety of information dealing with said marine life. Rumphius is the man.


please call or email to hold or purchase. only one copy, so its first come first serve. please note that we will only keep books on hold at the store for three days (including weekends).

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