The A to Z of the Discovery and Exploration of Australia by Alan DayThe A to Z of the Discovery and Exploration of Australia by Alan Day

The A to Z of the Discovery and Exploration of Australia

byAlan Day

Paperback | June 19, 2009

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This engaging reference 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 . Seamen from eight nations . The recovery of storm wrecked ships . Diplomatic treaties . Priority of discovery disputes . Military and civil explorers and surveyors . Topographical features . Geographical terms and places . Rivers and river system
Alan Day, a qualified librarian for 45 years, retired in 1990 as the head of the Department of Library and Information Studies in Manchester Polytechnic. Dr. Day is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. He has contributed numerous articles and essay ...
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Title:The A to Z of the Discovery and Exploration of AustraliaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:370 pages, 8.54 × 5.7 × 0.86 inPublished:June 19, 2009Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810868105

ISBN - 13:9780810868106

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