Library of 19th Century Science
The Golden Age of Geology

This digital library is prepared
and maintained by Dr. David C. Bossard.


REPORT

of the

SCIENTIFIC RESULTS

of the
  
 VOYAGE OF H.M.S. CHALLENGER
DURING THE YEARS 1873-76


H.M.S. Challenger
H.M.S. Challenger



You can browse any book by clicking on the title.
The books are listed by date of publication
(the Bridgewater Treatises are listed together).

Note: DVDs may be purchased individually for $15 (U.S.) each, postpaid. All Zoology DVDS include:
Zoology   Introduction: GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE ZOOLOGICAL SERIES OF REPORTS.  By Sir C. Wyvlle Thomson, F.R.S., the Expedition track plot, and the Illustrated Index to the Reports.

The H.M.S. Challenger Library DVDs include the original downloads of the text and figures, and high resolution text in addition to the searchable and linked pdf and jpeg page images of the on-line documents.



DVD # 00A
1885 Narrative.  Narrative of the Cruise of H.M.S. Challenger. By Staff Commander T. H. Tizard, R.N.; Professor H.N. Moseley, F.R.S.; Mr. J.Y. Buchanan, M.A.; and Mr. John Murray, Ph. D.; Members of the Expedition.

 

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DVD # 00B
1895 Summary Report.  Report of the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger. By John Murray, One of the Naturalists of the Expedition.

 

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DVD # 01
Birds and Land Animals
Zoology  8 VIII: Report on the BIRDS. By P. L. Sclater, F.R.S., F.L.S.
   Bound in Volume 2,1881. 166 pages with 30 plates and 5 woodcuts.
Zoology  11 XI: Report on the anatomy of the PETRELS(Tubarines). By W. A. Forbes,  B.A., F.L.S., F.G.S., M.B.O.U.
   Bound in Volume 4,1882. 64+20 pages with 7 plates and 33 woodcuts.
Zoology  16 XVI: Report on some points in the ANATOMY of the THYLACINE (Thylacinus cynocephalus), CUSCUS (Phalangsta maculata), and PHASCOGALE (Phascogale calura) ; with an account of the Comparative Anatomy of the Intrinsic Muscles and Nerves of the MAMMALIAN PES. By Professor D. J. Cunningham, M.D., F.R.S.E
   Bound in Volume 5,1882. 192 pages with 13 plates and 5 woodcuts.
Zoology  18 XVIII: Report on the SPEENISCIDÆ. Anatomy of the. By Professor Morrison Watson, MD., F.R.S.E.
   Bound in Volume 7,1883. 244 pages with 19 plates and 2 woodcuts.
Zoology  29 XXIX: Report on HUMAN SKELETONS. First Part.-The Crania. By Professor William Turner, M.B., F.R.SS. L. & E.
   Bound in Volume 10,1884. 130 pages with 7 plates and 8 woodcuts.
Zoology  47 XLVII: Report on the HUMAN SKELETONS. Second Part: The bones of the Skeleton. By Professor Sir William Turner, Knt., M.B., LL.D., F.R.SS. L. & E.
   Bound in Volume 16,1886. 136 pages with 3 plates and 3 woodcuts.
 

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DVD # 02
Botany Collection: Island Flora
Botany  1 I: Introduction.-PRESENT STATE OF' KNOWLEDGE OF VARIOUS  INSULAR FLORAS, being an introduction to the Botany of the Challenger Expedition. By William Botting Hemsley, A.L.S.
   Bound in Volume 1,1885. 75 pages.

Botany  2a IIA: BOTANY OF THE BERMUDAS and various other Islands of the Atlantic and Southern Oceans. -- The Bermudas. By W. B. Hemsley, A.L.S.
   Bound in Volume 1,1885. 135 pages.

Botany  2b IIB : BOTANY OF THE BERMUDAS and various other Islands of the Atlantic and Southern Oceans. -- St. Paul's Rocks, Fernando-Noronha and contiguous Islets, Ascension, St. Helena, South Trinidad, the Tristan da Cunha Group, Prince Edward Group (Marion Island), the Crozets, Kerguelen Island, Macdonald Group (Heard Island), Amsterdam and St. Paul Islands. By W. B. Hemsley, A.L.S.
   Bound in Volume 1,1885. 299 pages.

Botany  3 III: BOTANY OF JUAN FERNANDEZ, South-eastern Molluccas, and the Admiralty Islands. By W. B. Hemsley, A.L.S.
   Bound in Volume 1,1885. 333 pages with 65 plates. (The plates are for Botany 1 through 3).

 

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DVD # 03A
Report on the Amphipoda
Zoology  67  LXVII: Report on the Amphipoda. By Rev. Thomas R.R. Stebbing, M.A.
   Bound in Volume 29,1888. 1737+24 pages with 210 plates and 32 woodcuts.

 

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DVD # 03B
Bugs and Barnacles

Zoology  19 XIX: Report on the PELAGIC HEMIPTERA. By F. Buchanan White, M.D., F.L.S.
   Bound in Volume 7,1883. 82 pages with 3 plates.
Zoology  23 XXIII: Report on the COPEPODA. By G. Stewardson Brady, M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S.
   Bound in Volume 8,1883. 142 pages with 55 plates and 4 woodcuts.
Zoology  25 XXV: Report on the CIRRIPEDIA. Systematic Part. By P. P. C. Hoek, Memb. Roy. Acad. Sci., Netherlands.
   Bound in Volume 8,1883. 169 pages with 13 plates and 3 woodcuts.
Zoology  28 XXVIII: Report on the CIRRIPEDIA. Anatomical Part. By P. P. C. Hoek, Memb. Roy. Acad. Sci., Netherlands.
   Bound in Volume 10,1884. 47 pages with 6 plates.
Zoology  33 XXXIII: XXXIII. - Report on the ISOPODA. First Part.-Genus Serolis. By Frank Evers Beddard, M.A. (Oxon.), F.R.S.E., F.R.M.S., F.Z.S., M.B.O.U
   Bound in Volume 11,1884. 85 pages with 10 plates.
Zoology  48 XLVIII: Report on the ISOPODA. Second Part. By Frank Evers Beddard, M.A. (Oxon.), F.R.S.E., F.Z.S., &c.
   Bound in Volume 17,1886. 178 pages with 25 plates and 2 woodcuts.
Zoology  56  LVI: Report on the PHYLLOCARIDA. By Professor G. O. Sars.
   Bound in Volume 19,1887. 39 pages with 3 plates and 2 woodcuts.
 

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DVD # 04A
Report on the Tunicata
Zoology  17 XVII: Report on the TUNICATA. First Part.-Ascidiæ Simplices. By Professor William A. Herdman, D.Sc., F.R.S.E.
   Bound in Volume 6,1882. 296 pages with 37 plates and 23 woodcuts.
Zoology  38 XXXVIII: Report on the TUNICATA. Second Part. -Ascidiæ Cornpositæ. By William A. Herdman, D.Sc., F.L.S., F.R.S.E.
   Bound in Volume 14,1886. 432 pages with 49 plates and 14 woodcuts.
Zoology  76  LXXVI: LXXVI. - Report on the TUNICATA. Third Part.-Pelagic Tunicates.  By Professor William A. Herdman, D.Sc., F.R.S.E., F.L.S.
   Bound in Volume 27,1888. 165 pages with 11 plates and 28 woodcuts.

 

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DVD # 04B
Corals and Hydroids
Zoology  2 II: Report on the Pennatulida. By Professor Albert v. Kölliker, F.M.R.S;, Hon. F.R.S.E.
   Bound in Volume 1,1880. 41 pages with 11 plates.
Zoology  7 VII: Report on Certain HYDROID, ALCYONARIAN, and MADREPORIAN CORALS.  By Professor H. N. Moseley, M.A., F.R.S., F.Z.S., F.L.S.
   Bound in Volume 2,1881. 248 pages with 32 plates.
Zoology  46 XLVI: Report on the REEF CORALS. By John J. Quelch, B.Sc. (Lond.).
   Bound in Volume 16,1886. 203 pages with 12 plates.
Zoology  64  LXIV: Report on the ALCYONARIA. By Professor E. Perceval Wright, M. A., M. D., Sec. M.R.I.A., and Professor Th. Studer, M.D.
   Bound in Volume 31,1889. 314+72 pages with 49 plates and 5 woodcuts.
Zoology  20 XX: Report on the Hydroida. First Part: Pluminaridæ By Professor G.J. Allman, M.D., LL.D., F.R.C.S.I., F.R.SS.L.&E.,  M.R.I.A., C.M.Z.S.
   Bound in Volume 7,1883. 55 pages with 20 plates and 3 woodcuts.
Zoology  20 XX: Report on the Hydroida. First Part: Pluminaridæ By Professor G.J. Allman, M.D., LL.D., F.R.C.S.I., F.R.SS.L.&E.,  M.R.I.A., C.M.Z.S.
   Bound in Volume 7,1883. 55 pages with 20 plates and 3 woodcuts.
Zoology  80  LXXX: Report on the ANTIPATHARIA. By George Brook, F.L.S.,  F.R.S.E.
   Bound in Volume 32,1889. 222+13 pages with 15 plates and 9 woodcuts.
Zoology  81  LXXXI: Report on the ALCYONARIA (Supplement). By Professor Th.  Studer, M.D.
   Bound in Volume 32,1889. 31 pages with 6 plates.
 

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DVD # 05A
Diatoms and Forams

Report on the Deep Sea Deposits. By John Murray, LL.D.; Ph.D. and Rev. A.F.Renard, LL.D., Ph.D.
    Bound as Section III, 1891. 525+29 pages with 35 figures and 29 plates.
Botany  4 IV: DIATOMACEÆ. By Conte Abate Francesco Castracane degli Antelminelli.
   Bound in Volume 2,1886. 178 pages with 30 plates and 4 woodcuts.
Zoology  21 XXI: Report on the ORBITOLITES. Specimens of the Genus. By W. B. Carpenter, C.B., M.D., LL.D., F.R.S., F.G.S.
   Bound in Volume 7,1883. 47 pages with 8 plates and 7 woodcuts.
Zoology  22 XXII: Report on the Foraminifera. By Henry Bowman Brady, F.R.S., F.L.S., F.G.S., &c.
   Bound in Volume 9,1884. 814+21 pages with 115 plates and 22 woodcuts.
 

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DVD # 05B
Report on the Radiolaria
Zoology  40 XL: Report on the RADIOLARIA. By Professor Ernst Haeckel, M.D.,  Ph.D.
   Bound in Volume 18,1887. 1803+188 pages with 140 plates.

 

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DVD # 06A
Lobsters, Crabs and Shrimp
Zoology  10 X: Report on the PYCNOGONIDA. By P. P. C. Hoek, Assist. Zool. Lab., Leyden.
   Bound in Volume 3,1881. 167 pages with 21 plates.
Zoology  37 XXXVII: Report on the SCHIZOPODA. By Professor G. O. Sars.
   Bound in Volume 13,1885. 228+5 pages with 38 plates and 4 woodcuts.
Zoology  45 XLV: Report on the STOMATOPODA. By Professor W. K. Brooks.
   Bound in Volume 16,1886. 116 pages with 16 plates.
Zoology  49 XLIX: Report on the BRACHYURA. By Edward J. Miers, F.Z.S., F.L.S.
   Bound in Volume 17,1886. 362+50 pages with 29 plates.
Zoology  69  LXIX: Report on the ANOMURA. By Professor J. R. Henderson.
   Bound in Volume 27,1888. 221+11 pages with 21 plates.
 

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DVD # 06B
Lobsters, Crabs and Shrimp

Zoology  3 III: Report on the Ostracoda. By G. Stewardson Brady, M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S.
   Bound in Volume 1,1880. 184 pages with 44 plates.
Zoology  52  LII: Report on the CRUSTACEA MACRURA. By C. Spence Bate, F.R.S., F.L.S.
       Report on the DESCRIPTION OF SYLON CHALLENGERI, n.sp., a PARASITIC CIRRIPED. By Dr. P. P. O. Hoek, Memb. Roy. Acad. Sci., Netherlands. (Appendix to Part LII.)
      Bound in Volume 24,1888. 942+90 pages with 156 plates and 75 woodcuts.
Zoology  55  LV: Report on the CUMACEA. By Professor G. O. Sars.
   Bound in Volume 19,1887. 78 pages with 11 plates.
 

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DVD # 07
Medusas and Jellyfish
Zoology  12 XII: Report on the DEEP-SEA MEDUSÆ  By Professor Ernst Haeckel,  M.D., Ph.D.
   Bound in Volume 4,1882. 154+20 pages with 32 plates.
Zoology  77  LXXVII: Report on the SIPHONOPHORÆ. By Professor Ernst Haeckel, M.D., Ph.D., Hon. F.R.S.E.
   Bound in Volume 28,1888. 380+8 pages with 50 plates and 7 woodcuts.
 

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DVD # 08A
Bottom Foragers
Zoology  1 I: Report on the Brachiopoda. By Thomas Davidson, F.R.S., F.L.S., F.G.S., V.P.P.S.
   Bound in Volume 1,1880. 67 pages with 5 plates.
Zoology  26 XXVI: Report on the NUDIBRANCHIATA. By Dr. Rudolph Bergh.
   Bound in Volume 10,1884. 153+8 pages with 14 plates.
Zoology  34 XXXIV: Annelida Polychæta.  By Professor W.C. M'Intosh, F.R.S.
   Bound in Volume 12,1885. 554+36 pages with 94 plates and 91 woodcuts.

 

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DVD # 08B
Bottom Foragers
Zoology  35 XXXV: Report on the LAMELLIBRANCHIATA. By Edgar A. Smith, F.Z.S.
   Bound in Volume 13,1885. 341 pages with 25 plates and 7 woodcuts.
Zoology  42 XLII: Report on the SCAPHOPODA AND GASTEROPODA. By Rev. Robert Boog Watson, F.L.S.
   Bound in Volume 15,1886. 756+5 pages with 53 plates and 6 woodcuts.
Zoology  43 XLIII: Report on the POLYPLACOPHORA. By Professor Alfred C.  Haddon, M.A., M.R.1.A.
   Bound in Volume 15,1886. 51 pages with 3 plates.
Zoology  75  LXXV: Report on the PHORONIS BUSKII. By Professor W. C.  M'lntosh, F.R.S.
   Bound in Volume 27,1888. 27 pages.
 

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DVD # 09
Parasites
Zoology  27 XXVII: Report on the MYZOSTOMIDA. By Professor Ludwig von Graff.
   Bound in Volume 10,1884. 82 pages with 16 plates and 1 woodcut.
Zoology  36 XXXVI: Report on the GEPHYREA. By Professor Emil Selenka, Erlangen.
   Bound in Volume 13,1885. 25 pages with 4 plates.
Zoology  54  LIV: Report on the NEMERTA. By Professor A.. A. W. Hubrecht,  LL.D., C.M.Z.S.
   Bound in Volume 19,1887. 151 pages with 16 plates and 6 woodcuts.
Zoology  61  LXI: Myzostomida (Supplement). By Professor L. von Graff.
   Bound in Volume 20,1887. 16 pages with 4 plates.
Zoology  71  LXXI: Report on the Entozoa. By Dr. O. von Linstow, Göttingen.
   Bound in Volume 23,1888. 19 pages with 2 plates and 1 woodcut.
 

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DVD # 10
Plankton
Zoology  30 XXX: Part XXX. - Report on the POLYZOA. First Part. - Cheilostomata. By George Busk, F.R.S., V.P.Z.S., &c.
   Bound in Volume 10,1884. 216+24 pages with 36 plates and 59 woodcuts.
Zoology  41 XLI: Report on the Marseniadæ. By Rudolph Bergh.
   Bound in Volume 15,1886. 25 pages with 1 plate.
Zoology  50 L: Report on the POLYZOA. Second Part. - Cyclostomata, Ctenostomata, and Pedicellinea. By George Busk, F.R.S., V.P.L.S., &c.
   Bound in Volume 17,1886. 47+8 pages with 10 plates and 3 woodcuts.
Zoology  58  LVIII: Report on the PTEROPODA. First Part.-Gymnosomata. By Paul Pelseneer, D.Sc. (Brussels).
   Bound in Volume 19,1887. 74 pages with 3 plates and 5 woodcuts.
Zoology  62  LXII: Report on the CEPHALODISCUS DODECALOPHUS. By Professor William C. M'Intosh, M.B., LL.D., F.R.S.
   Bound in Volume 20,1887. 48 pages with 7 plates and 7 woodcuts.
Zoology  65  LXV: Report on the PTEROPODA. Second Part. -Thecosomata. By Paul Pelseneer, D.Sc. (Brussels).
   Bound in Volume 23,1888. 132 pages with 2 plates and 3 woodcuts.
Zoology  66  LXVI: Report on the PTEROPODA. Third Part.-Anatomy. By Paul Pelseneer, D.Sc. (Brussels).
   Bound in Volume 23,1888. 97 pages with 5 plates and 4 woodcuts.
Zoology  72  LXXII: Report on the HETEROPODA. By Edgar A. Smith, F.Z.S.
   Bound in Volume 23,1888. 51 pages with 5 woodcuts.
Zoology  74  LXXIV: Anatomy of the Deep-Sea Mollusca. By Professor Paul Pelseneer, D.Sc.
   Bound in Volume 27,1888. 42 pages with 4 plates.
Zoology  79  LXXIX: Report on the POLYZOA (Supplement). By A. W. Waters, F.L.S., F.G.S.
   Bound in Volume 31,1889. 41 pages with 3 plates.
 

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DVD # 11
Sea Animals

Zoology  4 IV: Report on the bones of Cetacea. By Professor William Turner, M.B. (Lond.), F.R.SS. L. & E.
   Bound in Volume 1,1880. 45 pages with 3 plates.
Zoology  5 V: Report on the development of the green turtle. (Chelone viridis, Schneid.).  By Wiffiam Kitchen Parker, F.R.S.
   Bound in Volume 1,1880. 57 pages with 13 plates.
Zoology  6 VI: Report on the shore fishes. By Dr. Albert Günther, M.A., M.D., Ph.D., F.R.S., V.P.Z.S., F.L.S.
   Bound in Volume 1,1880. 82 pages with 32 plates.
Zoology  44 XLIV: Report on the Cephalopoda.  By William Evans Hoyle, M.A. (Oxon.), M.R.C.S., F.R.S.E.
   Bound in Volume 16,1886. 245+8 pages with 33 plates and 10 woodcuts.
Zoology  57  LVII: Report on the DEEP-SEA FISHES. By Dr. Albert Günther, M.A.,  M.D., Ph.D., F.R.S.
   Bound in Volume 22,1887. 335+65 pages with 73 plates and 7 woodcuts.
Zoology  68  LXVIII: Part LXVIII. - Report on the SEALS. By Professor Sir William Turner, Knt., M.B., LL.D., F.RSS. L. & E.
   Bound in Volume 26,1888. 240 pages with 10 plates.
Zoology  78  LXXVIII: Report on the PELAGIC FISHES. By Dr. Albert Günther, M.A., M.D., Ph.D., F.R.S.
   Bound in Volume 31,1889. 47 pages with 5 plates.
Zoology  83  LXXXIII: Report on the SPIRULA. By Rt. Hon. T. H. Huxley, F.R.S., and Dr. Paul Pelseneer.
   Bound in Volume Summary,1895. 32 pages with 6 plates and 14 woodcuts.
 

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DVD # 12A
Sponges and Anemones
Zoology  15 XV: Report on the Actiniaria. By Professor Richard Hertwig.
   Bound in Volume 6,1882. 136 pages with 14 plates.
Zoology  24 XXIV: Report on the CALCAREA. By N. Poléjaeff, M.A., of the University of Odessa.
   Bound in Volume 8,1883. 76 pages with 9 plates and 1 woodcut.
Zoology  31 XXXI: Report on the KERATOSA. By N. Poléjaeff, M.A.
   Bound in Volume 11,1884. 88+8 pages with 10 plates and 2 woodcuts.
Zoology  53  LIII: Report on the HEXACTINELLIDA. By Professor F. E. Schulze.
   Bound in Volume 21,1887. 514 pages with 14 plates and 11 woodcuts.
 

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DVD # 12B
Sponges and Anemones
Zoology  59  LIX: Report on the MONAXONIDA. By Stuart O. Ridley, M.A., F.L.S., and Arthur Dendy, B.Sc., F.L.S.
   Bound in Volume 20,1887. 276+68 pages with 51 plates and 22 woodcuts.
Zoology  63  LXIII: Report on the TETRACTINELLIDA. By Professor W. J. Sollas, M.A., D.Sc., LL.D.
   Bound in Volume 25,1888. 458+166 pages with 44 plates and 18 woodcuts.
Zoology  73  LXXIII: Report on the ACTINIARIA (Supplement). By Professor Richard Hertwig.
   Bound in Volume 26,1888. 56 pages with 4 plates.
Zoology  82  LXXXII: Report on the DEEP-SEA KERATOSA. By Professor Ernst Haeckel, M.D, Ph.D., Hon. F.RS.E.
   Bound in Volume 32,1889. 92 pages with 8 plates.
 

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DVD # 13
Starfish
Zoology  14 XIV: Report on the OPHIUROIDEA. By Theodore Lyman.
   Bound in Volume 5,1882. 387 pages with 48 plates.
Zoology  51  LI: Report on the ASTEROIDEA. By W. Percy Sladen, F.L.S., F.G.S.
   Bound in Volume 30,1889. 893+43 pages with 117 plates and 24 woodcuts.
 

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DVD # 14A
Sea Lilies (Crinoids)
Zoology  32 XXXII: Report on the CRINOIDEA. First Part.-Stalked Crinoids. By P. H. Carpenter, D.Sc.
   Bound in Volume 11,1884. 442+11 pages with 72 plates and 17 woodcuts.
Zoology  60  LX: Report on the CRINOIDEA. Second Part.-Comatulæ. By P. Herbert Carpenter, D.Sc., F.R.S., F.L.S.
   Bound in Volume 26,1888. 401+9 pages with 70 plates.
 

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DVD # 14B
Sea Urchins and Cucumbers
Zoology  9 IX: Report on the ECHINOIDEA. By Alexander Agassiz.
   Bound in Volume 3,1881. 321 pages with 66 plates.
Zoology  13 XIII: Report on the HOLOTHURIOIDEA. First Part.-The Elasipoda. By Hjalmar Théel.
   Bound in Volume 4,1882. 136+20 pages with 46 plates.
Zoology  39 XXXIX: Report on the HOLOTHURIOIDEA. Second Part. By Hjalmar Théel.
   Bound in Volume 14,1886. 290 pages with 16 plates.
 

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DVD # 15
The Cruise of H.M.S. Challenger (1878). By W.J.J. Spry, R.N. This popular "Travelogue" of the voyage was written by one of the Naval Officers on the cruise.  It contains many details that are not included in the official reports.
Notes by a Naturalist (1892). By H.N. Moseley. This is another narrative of the voyage written by one of the scientific staff embarked on the Expedition. It includes much information about the islands visited on the cruise.
The Depths of the Ocean (1912). By Sir John Murray and Dr. Johan Hjort. This is a "state of the art" summary of oceanography as seen by John Murray, who was a member of the H.M.S. Challenger Expedition and succeeded C. Wyville Thomson as the general editor of the Challenger Reports. This book also includes an account of the scientific research expeditions of the Norwegian Steamer, Michael Sars in the North Atlantic.
 

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DVD # 16
The Thomson Collection
The Depths of the Sea, 1873.  By C. Wyville Thomson. This book on the Dredging Cruises of H.M.S. Porcupine and H.M.S. Lightning argued the need for a global oceanographic expedition, which led to the H.M.S. Challenger Expedition, under Wyville Thomson's direction.
Preliminary Account: The Atlantic, Vol. I and Vol II (1878) By C. Wyville Thomson. This preliminary account of the H.M.S. Challenger Expedition was published shortly after the conclusion of the expedition.
Zoology   Introduction: GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE ZOOLOGICAL SERIES OF REPORTS.  By Sir C. Wyvlle Thomson, F.R.S.
   Bound in Volume 1,1880. 61 pages with 22 woodcuts.
 








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