Themes in focus

Here you can use material from National Library of Scotland collections to explore themes relating to geography and exploration.

The first theme looks at the life and work of the Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone.

We have chosen seven items, including maps and sketches from his books, to get you started.


Geography and exploration main page

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John Bowles

An introduction to Captain Scott's last expedition collection. Watch video

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