- Hardcover: 188 pages
- Publisher: Martino Pub (June 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1578983851
- ISBN-13: 978-1578983858
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7 x 8.8 inches
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The Union States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 and Its Publications, 1844-1874: A Bibliography
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A bibliography describing 533 printed items on the expedition and its publications, reprinted with additions and corrections from the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, February 1940 and January, July and October 1941 Besterman 5351-52 . Introductory note by Harry Miller Lydenberg. The United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-42, often referred to as the Wilkes Expedition, carried out investigations in widely separated areas of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, including Brazil, Tierra del Fuego, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, the West Coast of North America, the Philippines and the East Indies, also being the first to provide proof of the existence of an Antarctic continent. It brought back to the United States a wealth of geological, botanical, zoological, anthropological and other materials that created a foundation upon which much of American science was based. The annotations are extensive, often a page or more, with full collations provided. Illustrated. A standard work of a milestone in science and exploration. iv , xii, 188 pages. cloth. 8vo..
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