The discovery of nature-Hans Mulder
In The Discovery of Nature you will find twenty beautiful and richly illustrated stories about birds, insects, bacteria, dragons and much more. The discoveries described are interspersed with anecdotes about the extraordinary men and women who, between 1500 and 1900, ensured that we understand life around us and our own so much better. Read about the dragon that was defeated in a field near Bologna in 1572, about Van Leeuwenhoek, who discovered bacteria in his own dental plaque using the microscope he made himself. Or about how the young Charles Darwin gained insights during his journey with the Beagle that laid the foundation for his theory of evolution.