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The Oxford companion to world exploration

Author: David Buisseret; Newberry Library.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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From the Publisher: Covering all aspects of global exploration, from Antarctica to the North Pole, The Oxford Companion to World Exploration examines the lives and expeditions of heroic and influential explorers. This coverage includes biographies, including Lewis and Clark, Ferdinand Magellan, Cheng Ho, Hernan Cortes, Ibn Battuta, Vitus Bering, and Christopher Columbus; national expeditions, including Portuguese,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Buisseret; Newberry Library.
ISBN: 019514922X 9780195149227
OCLC Number: 71173786
Notes: "Published in association with the Newberry Library."
Awards: Winner of RUSA Outstanding Reference Sources Award 2008.
Winner of Library Journal Best Reference Source Award 2007.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: List of entries --
List of color palates --
Introduction --
Acknowledgments --
Volume 1: A-L --
Volume 2: M-Z --
Topical outline of entries --
Directory of contributors --
Index.
Other Titles: World exploration
Responsibility: David Buisseret, editor in chief.
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An illustrated reference covering all topics of exploration worldwide, Including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age. The Oxford Companion to  Read more...

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