The Oxford Companion to World Exploration: Two-volume Set: Oxford Companion To World Expl by David BuisseretThe Oxford Companion to World Exploration: Two-volume Set: Oxford Companion To World Expl by David Buisseret

The Oxford Companion to World Exploration: Two-volume Set: Oxford Companion To World Expl

EditorDavid Buisseret

Hardcover | December 15, 2006

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Covering all aspects of global exploration, from Antarctica to the North Pole, The Oxford Companion to World Exploration examines the lives and expeditions of heroic and influential explorers. This coverage includes biographies, including Lewis and Clark, Ferdinand Magellan, Cheng Ho, HernanCortes, Ibn Battuta, Vitus Bering, and Christopher Columbus; national expeditions, including Portuguese, British, French, Chinese, Dutch, and Spanish; and navigational and marine sciences, such as navigational techniques, ancient and medieval navigation, ocean currents and winds, longitude,cartography, and aerial surveys. The Companion's temporal scope ranges from the ancient cultures of Egypt, Persia, Greece, Byzantium, China, Polynesia, and Rome, through to modern space exploration. The articles have been written by leading scholars from across the globe, utilizing the most currentscholarship in the field of exploration studies. The Companion contains 800 entries, supplemented by 150 black-and-white and 50 full-color photographs and maps. Annotated primary source materials, such as travel logs and personal letters, supplement select biographies. Each entry is signed by a leading scholar in the field, contains abibliography for further reading, and is cross-referenced to other useful points of interest within the Companion. Published in association with the Newberry Library in Chicago, the Companion will reproduce more than 100 images from its world-renowned collection.
David Buisseret graduated from Cambridge University in 1964, and has since taught at universities in the West Indies and the United States. He currently teaches at the University of Texas at Arlington. Among his publications are: From Sea Charts to Satellite Images: Interpreting North American History Through Maps, University of Chica...
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Title:The Oxford Companion to World Exploration: Two-volume Set: Oxford Companion To World ExplFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1072 pages, 9.09 × 11.69 × 4.49 inPublished:December 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019514922X

ISBN - 13:9780195149227

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13

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"It has an impressive, extensive list of international contributors, and all the entries are signed....well-written and provides an interesting, diverse overview of world exploration."--RUSQ