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A history of exploration from the earliest times to the present day,

Author: Percy Sykes, Sir
Publisher: London, G. Routledge & Sons, 1934.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Percy Sykes, Sir
OCLC Number: 1418271
Description: xiv, 374 pages color frontispiece, plates, portraits, maps (some folded) 26 cm
Contents: Early explorations --
The expedition of Alexander the Great --
Explorers of the Chinese Empire --
Geographers and the Roman Empire --
Exploration under the Caliphate --
The Vikings --
Pilgrims and crusaders --
Marco Polo Crosses Asia --
The explorations of Marco Polo in the Far East --
Ibn Battuta, the greatest Moslem explorer --
Bartholomew Diaz circumnavigates Africa --
Vasco de Gama sails to India --
Christopher Columbus discovers the New World --
The Conquistadors --
Magellan and the circumnavigation of the world --
Explorers in northern latitudes during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries --
Exploration in Southern Asia in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries --
The discovery of Siberia and Japan --
Captain Cook explores the Pacific Ocean --
The penetration of America during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries --
America --
the final phase --
The exploration of Australia --
The problem of the Niger --
Livingstone, the greatest explorer of Africa --
The problem of the Nile --
Africa --
the last phase --
The exploration of Central Asia in modern times --
Modern explorers of Tibet --
Exploration in Asia --
the last phase --
Arabia --
from Niebuer to Doughty --
Arabia --
the middle phase --
Arabia --
the final phase --
The explorers of the Arctic --
The explorers of the Antarctic.
Responsibility: by Brigadier-General Sir Percy Sykes ...

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