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The last blank spaces : exploring Africa and Australia

Autor: Dane Keith Kennedy
Verlag: 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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Gattung/Form: Electronic books
History
Physisches Format Print version:
Kennedy, Dane Keith.
Last blank spaces.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012038239
(OCoLC)812067636
Medienart: Dokument, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp Internet-Ressource, Computerdatei
Alle Autoren: Dane Keith Kennedy
ISBN: 9780674074972 0674074971
OCLC-Nummer: 828869731
Sprachhinweis: In English.
Beschreibung: 1 online resource
Inhalt: 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.
Verfasserangabe: Dane Kennedy.
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