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Sightseers and Scholars

Scientific travellers in the golden age of natural history


"Canadian historical writer Stephen Bown's wry style and deft choice of anecdotes underscore the depth of their passion for science."

– The Globe and Mail

"Written in economical and forthright text, each story has all the elements of a good piece of fiction: interesting characters, smart plot twists and each conveys the full arc of human lives in an historical context. . . . This is heady stuff: smart and entertaining and poignant."

– CD Syndicated, Vancouver