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Magnificent voyagers : the U.S. exploring expedition, 1838-1842

Author: Herman J Viola; Carolyn Margolis
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Account of the activities, chronology, mapping and botanical and zoological collections of the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, which mapped 1500 miles of the Antarctic coast and proved that the continent exists. Published in connection with the exhibition 'Magnificent Voyagers' organized by the National Museum of Natural History and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
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Genre/Form: Government publications
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Magnificent voyagers.
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985
(OCoLC)560295317
Named Person: Charles Wilkes
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herman J Viola; Carolyn Margolis
ISBN: 0874749468 9780874749465 087474945X 9780874749458
OCLC Number: 12133535
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: 303, [1] pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: The story of the U.S. exploring expedition / Herman J. Viola --
Expedition botany : the making of a new profession / Richard H. Eyde --
Vertebrate collections : lost opportunities / George E. Watson --
The invertebrates of the U.S. Exploring Expedition / Frederick M. Bayer --
James Dwight Dana and Pacific geology / Daniel E. Appleman --
Anthropology and the U.S. Exploring Expedition / Adrienne L. Kaeppler --
Ships and squadron logistics / Philip K. Lundeberg --
Surveying and charting the Pacific basin / Ralph E. Ehrenberg, John A. Wolter, and Charles A. Burroughs --
Charles Wilkes : a biography / Joye Leonhart --
Charles Wilkes as diplomat / E. Jeffrey Stann --
The National Gallery at the Patent Office / Douglas E. Evelyn --
The Exploring Expedition and the Smithsonian Institution / Nathan Reingold and Marc Rothenberg.
Responsibility: Herman J. Viola and Carolyn Margolis, editors ; with the assistance of Jan S. Danis and Sharon D. Galperin.

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Account of the activities, chronology, mapping and botanical and zoological collections of the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, which mapped 1500 miles of the Antarctic coast and proved that the continent exists. Published in connection with the exhibition 'Magnificent Voyagers' organized by the National Museum of Natural History and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

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