Atlas of Exploration / Edition 2

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Overview

From the ancient Polynesians who struck out across the vast Pacific in dug-out canoes with only the stars to guide them, to the Victorian missionaries and adventurers who opened the way for European colonial expansion, and the intrepid scientists of our own time, explorers have long tested their courage in an uncharted world.

The Atlas of Exploration, now in an updated Second Edition, is a splendidly illustrated and authoritative history of these bold adventures. With a vivid and informative text, supported by nearly 100 specially drawn maps and 300 photographs and illustrations, it traces these journeys of discovery from the earliest recorded trips, ranging from the time of the Phoenicians' voyages in the North Atlantic through the launch of the first Pluto explorer. We follow Cortes in Mexico, La Salle on the Mississippi, Darwin in the Galapagos Islands, James Cook in the Antarctic, and many others. In each section, graphic relief maps highlight the main routes of exploration, while photographs, paintings and engravings brilliantly capture the variety of terrain through which these courageous men and women passed. Also included are maps from different historical periods which reveal cartographers' growing knowledge of the shape of the world's continents and oceans. The final section of the atlas, thoroughly updated and expanded, covers many of the discoveries of the last decade. The Second Edition also contains new biographical details on many great explorers, geographers, and cartographers, plus a revised time chart which summarizes the history of exploration over 5000 years.

From the High Andes to the ocean depths, from the Sahara desert to the outer planets, The Atlas of Exploration allows us to rediscover the extraordinary journeys of humanity. Opening its pages is taking the first step on a grand adventure.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Strong on colorful anecdotes, scholarly detail, and historical background, this atlas offers a lot more than maps."—Merle Rubin, The Christian Science Monitor

"While historical atlases often include one or more maps illustrating the European 'discovery' of the Western Hemisphere, Africa, and Asia, Oxford has assembled an entire atlas devoted to the subject of exploration that avoids a Eurocentric viewpoint....This handsome publication would be a useful and affordable addition to any reference collection and is highly recommended for all libraries."—Library Journal

"With modern maps overlaid with the routes of explorers, this colorful album covers the globe and should be a delectable treat for patrons since it provides an exciting visual introduction to the subject, backed up by a concise summary of explorers and their motives."—Booklist

"Oxford University Press consistently produces fine reference works, and this atlas is no exception. The fascinating stories and excellent choice of visual materials make this appealing reading for students and the general reader." —Book News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195343182
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/29/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,013,185
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 12.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword John Hemming Hemming, John 7

Early Exploration 8

Asia 36

Africa 64

Central and South America 90

North America 116

The Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand 146

The Arctic 172

The Antarctic 184

Oceanography 198

Exploration Today 210

Biographical Details 232

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