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The Oxford book of exploration / selected by Robin Hanbury-Tenison
Bib ID 3303184
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Edition 1st pbk. ed. 
Description Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005 
xvi, 576 p. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 0192805568
Summary

"This is a comprehensive anthology of the writings of explorers through the ages, now fully revised and updated. The ultimate in travel writing, these are the words of those who changed the world through their pioneering search for new lands, new peoples, and new experiences." "The book takes us to Asia with Vasco da Gama and Wilfred Thesiger, to the Americas with John Cabot and Sir Francis Drake, to Africa with Dr David Livingstone and Mary Kingsley, to the Pacific with Ferdinand Magellan and James Cook, to the Poles with Robert Peary and Captain Scott, and beyond the Earth with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin."--BOOK JACKET.

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  • Machine derived contents note: Contents
  • Introduction 0
  • I. Asia 1
  • II. Africa 000
  • III. North America 000
  • IV. Central and South America 000
  • V. The Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand 000
  • VI. The Arctic 000
  • VII. The Antarctic 000
  • VIII. Below and Above 000
 
Notes

Previous ed.: 1993.

Formerly CIP.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Discoveries in geography.
Other authors/contributors Hanbury-Tenison, Robin

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