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The last blank spaces : exploring Africa and Australia

Autore: Dane Keith Kennedy
Editore: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013.
Edizione/Formato:   eBook : Document : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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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Genere/forma: Electronic books
History
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Print version:
Kennedy, Dane Keith.
Last blank spaces.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012038239
(OCoLC)812067636
Tipo materiale: Document, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Internet Resource, Computer File
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Dane Keith Kennedy
ISBN: 9780674074972 0674074971
Numero OCLC: 828869731
Nota sulla lingua: In English.
Descrizione: 1 online resource
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: Dane Kennedy.
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