The Amazing World of James Hector


Explorer, Geologist, Botanist, Natural Historian, Surgeon – and One of New Zealand Science’s Most Remarkable Figures

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Ed. Simon Nathan and Mary Varnham 186 pages Soft cover

James Hector was astounding. Scottish-born and trained as a surgeon, at 23 he took part in a daring British expedition to survey western Canada, and was given up for dead at a place still known – on account of his accident – as Kicking Horse Pass. Fortunately, he survived.

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Weight .244 kg
Dimensions 200 × 130 × 10 mm


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