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Title: James Eights 1798-1882 Antarctic Explorer, Albany Naturalist, His Life, His Times, His Work. 
Link to PDF: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/staffpubs/docs/20358.pdf
Series: Bulletin No. 505
Authors: Mckinley, Daniel L.
Publish Year: 2005  NYSM ID: B.505 
Page-Plate-Fig: 456 pp
Category: Historical
Disiplines: General History
Price: $34.95  SALE
SKU:   ISBN: 1555572235 
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Keywords: Albany, Eights, antarctic 
Description: New York State Museum Bulletin #505 presents a synopsis of the life and times of a little-known but respected 19th century scientist from Albany, NY. Diverse in various fields of natural history, James Eights explored extensively in New York and participated in forays ranging from Antarctica to Chile, Panama, Mexico, and possibly the American Southwest. Many of the biological and geological specimens he collected were donated to the State Museum. By gathering information from a myriad of sources, author Daniel McKinley brings to life Eights professional career and emphasizes the theory that Eights contributions to science have been underestimated and misunderstood. It is an enlightening book sure to capture the interest of the professional and layperson. This 456 page volume is divided into 31 chapters with an extensive bibliography and is illustrated with 27 figures. 
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