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The last blank spaces : exploring Africa and Australia

著者: Dane Keith Kennedy
出版商: 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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类型/形式: Electronic books
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附加的形体格式: Print version:
Kennedy, Dane Keith.
Last blank spaces.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012038239
(OCoLC)812067636
材料类型: 文献, 互联网资源
文件类型: 互联网资源, 计算机文档
所有的著者/提供者: Dane Keith Kennedy
ISBN: 9780674074972 0674074971
OCLC号码: 828869731
语言注释: In English.
描述: 1 online resource
内容: 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.
责任: Dane Kennedy.
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