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Images Dated 21st February 2011

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1775 Captain James Cook explorer Featured 21 Feb 2011 Image

1775 Captain James Cook explorer

James Cook, Captain of HMS Barc Endeavour (b. 7th November 1728 - d. 14th February 1779). Steel engraving by E. Scriven 1833 with later hand colouring, after the painting by N. Dance 1775/6 in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Dance's painting was considered "an excellent likeness" at the time. Explorer, navigator and cartographer, Cook's voyages to the South Seas were the foremost scientific explorations of the 18th century. He was accompanied on his first voyage by botanist (and later President of the Royal Society) Joseph Banks who commissioned the painting upon which this engraving is based. His crew became the first Europeans to see Australia's eastern shore. During later voyages he looked for the Antarctic continent and searched for the northwest passage, charting and discovering islands as he went. He was killed while ashore in Hawaii during a dispute with its inhabitants

© This image is Paul D. Stewart 2009. Do not reproduce without permission of the photographer at Stewartpauld@aol.com

1770 Cuvier Maastricht Mosasaur Featured 21 Feb 2011 Image

1770 Cuvier Maastricht Mosasaur

1812 Plate 1 of "the big fossil animal" (later named Mosasaur hoffmanii) from Vol. III, Cuvier's "Ossamens Fossiles". The Maastricht Mosasaur was the first giant prehistoric reptile to be found and described by science. It prompted enlightenment scholars to consider that the world might once have been populated by different creatures to those found today. It was excavated in the St. Peters Bergs cave system by miners, and publicised widely by the naturalist Johann Hoffman. It was later captured by French Revolutionary forces in Holland and taken to Paris. A Dutch naturalist Adriaan Camper realised the beast was allied to the lizards in 1799. In 1808 Georges Cuvier confirmed this conclusion and published it in his seminal paleontology work "Ossamens Fossiles" (the pages in this image). It was not actually named Mosasaurus ("Meuse reptile") in 1822

© PAUL D STEWART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Dhobi Ghats of Mumbai (Bombay),where indians made the laundry. India Featured 21 Feb 2011 Image

Dhobi Ghats of Mumbai (Bombay),where indians made the laundry. India

© Mauricio Abreu / AWL Images

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