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Magnificent Voyagers: The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 Hardcover – November 17, 1985


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A large-format, profusely illustrated volume issued in conjunction with the Smithsonian's exhibition commemorating the expedition of 1838-42. Controversial in its day but largely forgotten now, the expedition proved that Antarctica was a continent, produced many still-valuable maps of Pacific islands, and brought back the nucleus of the Smithsonian's natural history collections. Not a narrative history like William Stanton's The Great United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842 (1975), this is a collection of essays evaluating the scientific contributions made by the expedition. The text will appeal primarily to readers interested in the history of American science, but the numerous well-produced illustrations may appeal to a wider audience. Jonathan F. Husband, Framingham State Coll. Lib., Mass.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 303 pages
  • Publisher: Smithsonian; 1st edition (November 17, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0874749468
  • ISBN-13: 978-0874749465
  • Product Dimensions: 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #508,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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