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The last blank spaces : exploring Africa and Australia

Author: Dane Keith Kennedy
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The challenge of opening Africa and Australia to British imperial influence fell to a coterie of proto professional explorers who sought knowledge, adventure, and fame but often experienced confusion, fear, and failure. The Last Blank Spaces follows the arc of these explorations, from idea to practice, intention to outcome, myth to reality.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dane Keith Kennedy
ISBN: 9780674048478 0674048474
OCLC Number: 812067636
Description: xi, 353 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Continents --
Sciences --
Professionals --
Gateways --
Logistics --
Intermediaries --
Encounters --
Celebrities --
Epilogue --
Comparative timeline of African and Australian expeditions.
Responsibility: Dane Kennedy.

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