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Centenary celebration, the Wilkes Exploring Expedition of the United States Navy, 1838-1842 : and Symposium on American Polar Exploration, February 23-24, 1940.

Author: American Philosophical Society.
Publisher: Philadelphia : American Philosophical Society, 1940.
Series: Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, v. 82, no. 5.
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Centenary celebration, the Wilkes Exploring Expedition of the United States Navy, 1838-1842.
Philadelphia : American Philosophical Society, 1940
(OCoLC)646882328
Named Person: Charles Wilkes
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: American Philosophical Society.
OCLC Number: 8730501
Description: pages 519-950 : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Connection of the American Philosophical Society with our first national exploring expedition / Edwin G. Conklin --
Connection of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia with our first national exploring expedition / James A.G. Rehn --
The purpose, equipment and personnel of the Wilkes Expedition / G.S. Bryan --
The discovery of Wilkes Land, Antarctica / William Herbert Hobbs --
The contributions of Wilkes to terrestrial magnetism, gravity and meteorology / F.W. Reichelderfer --
The reports of the Wilkes Expedition, and the work of the specialists in science / Harley Harris Bartlett --
The exploring expedition in the Pacific / Mary E. Cooley --
James Dwight Dana's studies of volcanoes and of coral islands / J. Edward Hoffmeister --
The fishes obtained by the Wilkes Expedition, 1838-1842 / Henry W. Fowler --
The flight of Admiral Byrd to the South Pole and the exploration of Marie Byrd Land / Harold E. Saunders --
Demonstration of the peninsularity of Palmer Land, Antarctica, through Ellsworth's flight of 1935 / W.L.G. Joerg --
Animal life of the Antarctic / Earle B. Perkins --
Glaciers of Antarctica / Laurence M. Gould --
The Arctic voyages and the discoveries of DeHaven, Kane and Hall / W. Elmer Ekblaw --
The drift of the Jeannette in the Arctic Sea / Edward Ellsberg --
A ten-year program of Arctic study / Vilhjalmur Stefansson --
Peary's transections of North Greenland, 1892-1895 / Hugh J. Lee --
Peary's extended exploration of Arctic lands culminating in the attainment of the North Pole / Robert A. Bartlett.
Series Title: Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, v. 82, no. 5.
Other Titles: Wilkes Exploring Expedition of the United States Navy, 1838-1842

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