Exploration in the Age of Empire, 1750-1953, Revised Edition

Exploration in the Age of Empire, 1750-1953, Revised Edition

by Kevin Patrick Grant
     
 

Christopher Columbus's encounter with the New World in 1492 opened the way for European westward expansion, bringing about a new age of empire. A global system of European empires would last until the mid-twentieth century, when it finally gave way to nationalist movements for independence. Exploration in the Age of Empire, 1750-1953, Revised Edition recounts the

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Overview

Christopher Columbus's encounter with the New World in 1492 opened the way for European westward expansion, bringing about a new age of empire. A global system of European empires would last until the mid-twentieth century, when it finally gave way to nationalist movements for independence. Exploration in the Age of Empire, 1750-1953, Revised Edition recounts the experiences and achievements of explorers such as Henry Morton Stanley, David Livingstone, Francis Younghusband, and William Gifford Palgrave. It examines how exploration was influenced by the intense competition and politics between European empires, and how changing ideas about race and foreign cultures influenced European exploration.

From the expeditions of the ancient world to the future of space exploration in the twenty-first century, Discovery & Exploration conveys the wonders, dangers, and excitement of exploring the unknown, From the earliest explorations to today, first-hand accounts of incidents, climate, and civilizations set the stage for a gripping narrative about key events in world history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604131895
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Discovery and Exploration Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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