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The Macleay Family: Their Legacy and Collection of Art & Science

Why at the age of nearly 60, did the well- educated Scot, Alexander Macleay (1767 – 1848) leave his respected London life to accept a position in the far-flung colony of New South Wales bringing himself, his wife, his 6 daughters and his insect collection of 9000 specimens and library to Sydney? This lecture looks at three generations of Macleay family collectors of natural history and their legacy in the Macleay Museum. We will view some wonderful items held in the Mitchell... [More]
$48 Limited inc GST
The Macleay Family: Their Legacy and Collection of Art & Science

Why at the age of nearly 60, did the well- educated Scot, Alexander Macleay (1767 – 1848) leave his respected London life to accept a position in the far-flung colony of New South Wales bringing

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Alexander von Humboldt - Lost Hero of Science

This book study - The Invention of Nature, The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science by Andrea Wulf (2015) examines the life of Humboldt (1769–1859), a genius in articulating why Nature had to understood from both a scientific and artistic perspective. He was a friend and mentor to many – including Joseph Banks, Goethe, Darwin, Thoreau, John Muir, and Ernst Haeckel. An incredibly inspirational biography. SUGGESTED READING Andrea Wulf, The Invention of... [More]
$36 Limited inc GST
Alexander von Humboldt - Lost Hero of Science

<p>This book study - <em>The Invention of Nature, The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science</em> by Andrea Wulf (2015) examines the life of Humboldt (1769–1859), a genius in

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Energy: Uses, Sources, and Environmental Impacts

Energy is central to our existence, from the food we eat to the comforts of our homes, our transport, the jobs we do and the technologies we enjoy. Yet our ever increasing thirst for energy has placed many strains on both the environment and the planet’s resources. We examine how we use energy, and how we supply it. What are the laws which govern energy efficiency? How do fossil fuels impact on the environment? What are the prospects for renewable energy sources? And Does nuclear... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
Energy: Uses, Sources, and Environmental Impacts

<p>Energy is central to our existence, from the food we eat to the comforts of our homes, our transport, the jobs we do and the technologies we enjoy. Yet our ever increasing thirst for energy has

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