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The last blank spaces : exploring Africa and Australia

Author: Dane Keith Kennedy
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013.
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For a British Empire that stretched across much of the globe at the start of the nineteenth century, the interiors of Africa and Australia remained intriguing mysteries. The challenge of opening these continents to imperial influence fell to a proto-professional coterie of determined explorers. They sought knowledge, adventure, and fame, but often experienced confusion, fear, and failure. The Last Blank Spaces
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kennedy, Dane Keith.
Last blank spaces.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012038239
(OCoLC)812067636
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dane Keith Kennedy
ISBN: 9780674074972 0674074971
OCLC Number: 828869731
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Maps and Illustrations --
Chapter 1. Continents --
Chapter 2. Sciences --
Chapter 3. Professionals --
Chapter 4. Gateways --
Chapter 5. Logistics --
Chapter 6. Intermediaries --
Chapter 7. Encounters --
Chapter 8. Celebrities --
Epilogue --
Comparative Timeline of African and Australian Expeditions --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Dane Kennedy.
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