Joseph Beete Jukes (1811-1869) was a geologist who studied at St John's College, Cambridge under Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) and, after many field expeditions in England, was appointed to a survey of Newfoundland in 1839. In 1841 he joined the H.M.S. Fly as a naturalist for an upcoming expedition to chart the coasts of Australia and New Guinea. He also made some inland investigations on Java before returning to England in 1846. The following year he published this two-volume account of his journey. Blackwood's Magazine described Jukes' work as 'scientific without being abstruse, and picturesque without being extravagant, [Jukes] has made his volumes a striking and graceful addition to our knowledge of countries highly interesting in themselves'. Volume 1 describes the Barrier Reef, the Torres Strait, and Jukes' arrival in the Sunda Islands. Volume 2 focuses on Java, but also contains vocabulary lists for several Torres Strait languages.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration|
|Product dimensions:||5.55(w) x 8.54(h) x 1.97(d)|
Table of Contents
Volume 1: Preface; 1. Capricorn group; 2. Port Bowen; 3. Cape Upstart; 4. Rockingham Bay; 5. Two wrecks on the Barrier; 6. Cape York; 7. Island of Oomaga; 8. The Murray Islands; 9. Search after the missing boats; 10. Landing at Erroob; 11. Take the Prince George into a river in lat. 7° 50´; 12. Last visit to Erroob; 13. Extent of the Barrier Reefs; 14. First visit to Port Essington in August, 1843; 15. Coupang, Timor; 16. Aspect of the south-east of Sandalwood Island. Volume 2: 1. Start on a tour into the interior; 2. Ride from Klakka to Lamajang; 3. Extreme cold of 50° Fahr.; 4. Cigar manufactory; 5. The citadel and defence of Sourahaya; 6. Notes on the Government of Java; 7. Leave Java; 8. Islands of Kangalang and Lubeck; 9. On the ethnology of the Indian and Pacific Oceans; Appendices.