IMAGES: Pacific Retrospective

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Science  27 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5530, pp. 579
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5530.579d

If you like paging through old natural history books or following the steps of scientific explorers, try the University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections.* In the Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, you can browse more than 2500 photos, drawings, and paintings from rare works published in the 18th to early 20th centuries. Topics include fish, marine mammals, vessels, and traditional fishing practices from far-flung places. An artist sketched this fur seal pup during an 1898 exploration of the North Pacific by renowned ichthyologist David Starr Jordan. The digital library also holds over 250 photographs of Alaskan glaciers, coastline, and Native Americans from an 1899 scientific expedition led by Edward Harriman. Follow a team retracing the famous voyage this summer at this PBS site.

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