Isaac’s Library

Books from Isaac Ward’s library:

A Popular History of British Seaweeds, by Rev. D. Landsborough, published c. 1857.

I’m sure Isaac thumbed through it frequently on his oceanic undersea trips, and had a voluminous correspondence with the author if the author was still alive at the time. Apparently the book is full of “beautiful prints” for reference.

And yes, Isaac Ward is an unrepentant geek. He’s more likely to be dissecting a fish than doing something uber-manly like beating his chest, hunting down villains or saving the world – but I say that there’s nothing sexier than an intelligent man.

You can buy your own thrilling copy of A Popular History of British Seaweeds from Abe Books for a measly $41.32 US (plus shipping). Seems like a bargain to me!


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