Botanist Notebook

illustrated by Alice Pattullo

An A5 risograph notebook exclusive to Eastern Biological.

Inspired by Charles Darwin's voyage of discovery, this notebook features plant specimens he collected as he served as an unpaid naturalist on a science expedition on board HMS Beagle (1831-1836).

Darwin was an obsessive field collector, a passionate observer of plant life, and a thorough botanical experimentalist. On the Galapagos islands he eagerly collected every plant he could see in flower, pressing the specimen to preserve it for the long haul journey back across the Atlantic.

He did not become an evolutionist on the Galápagos, but it did mark the basis for a shift in his understanding of animal species. Plants came before birds in the birth of Darwinian evolution. 

44 plain off-white pages | Printed in east London by Hato Press 

Size: 15 x 21 cm