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Scientific explorers : travels in search of knowledge

Author: Rebecca Stefoff
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the history of scientific exploration with emphasis on the discoveries of Captain James Cook, Charles Darwin, and Alexander von Humboldt.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Named Person: James Cook; Charles Darwin; Alexander von Humboldt
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Stefoff
ISBN: 0195076893 9780195076899 0195077253 9780195077254
OCLC Number: 25509972
Description: 151 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Lamp of science --
Pursuing knowledge in far places: First scientific expeditions --
Awakening of Egypt --
Charting the American West --
Science at sea --
Artists in the Pacific --
Naturalists in the Great unknown: South American adventure --
African adventure --
Asian adventure --
Exploration and evolution --
Exploring new worlds: World beneath the waves --
Space--Final frontier --
New kind of exploration --
Index.
Responsibility: Rebecca Stefoff.
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Part of a series that documents the lives and deeds of explorers and travellers, this volume chronicles the history of scientific exploration, beginning with Captain Cook's astronomical observation  Read more...

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