Penguins, Pineapples and Pangolins

Penguins, Pineapples and Pangolins

First Encounters with the Exotic

Hardback192pp Illustrated

9780712356367     Product Code: 504815


Nowadays, with the world’s knowledge at our fingertips, it is hard to recapture the sense of wonder felt by explorers when they first encountered animals and plants, people and customs, stranger than anything they could imagine. Generously illustrated with contemporary prints and woodcuts, this captivating book draws on accounts from Roman times to the 19th century to convey the amazement felt by Europeans when they first saw giraffes and bananas, Mongolian yurts and the statues of Easter Island.

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