Historical Dictionary Of The Discovery And Exploration Of Australia by Alan DayHistorical Dictionary Of The Discovery And Exploration Of Australia by Alan Day

Historical Dictionary Of The Discovery And Exploration Of Australia

byAlan Day

Hardcover | June 28, 2003

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This engaging Dictionary examines the history of, the search for, and the discovery of Australia, taking full account of the evidence for and the speculation surrounding possible earlier contacts by the Ancient Egyptians, Arabs, and Chinese seamen. Day brings the expeditions to life, expressing the desires that drove great sea captains deeper into turbulent waters searching for caches of spice, silks, and precious metals. Covers a wide variety of topics including: o Seamen from eight nations o The recovery of storm wrecked ships o Diplomatic treaties o Priority of discovery disputes o Military and civil explorers and surveyors o Topographical features o Geographical terms and places o Rivers and river system
Alan Day is retired Head of Department of Library and Information Studies, Manchester Polytechnic, London.
Title:Historical Dictionary Of The Discovery And Exploration Of AustraliaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.76 × 5.8 × 1 inPublished:June 28, 2003Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810845881

ISBN - 13:9780810845886

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Series Editor's Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acronyms and Abbreviations Chapter 4 Maps Chapter 5 Chronology Chapter 6 Introduction Chapter 7 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 8 Bibliography Chapter 9 About the Author

Editorial Reviews

Day, an accomplished bibliographer, provides a solid reference work that will be especially useful to non-Australian undergraduates. Its best feature is its biographical entries, which cover all the major and many minor figures. The bibliographic appendixes are thorough and begin with an explanatory essay.