Magnificent Voyagers: The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

Magnificent Voyagers: The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

by Carolyn J. Margolis, Jan S. Danis
     
 

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780874749465
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
11/17/1985
Pages:
303

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