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Title:
Encyclopedia of exploration
Author:
Howgego, Raymond John, 1946-
Physical Description:
4 volumes ; 29 cm
General Note:
"A comprehensive reference guide to the history and literature of exploration, travel and colonization."
Language:
English
Contents:
[v. 1]. To 1800 -- [v. 2]. 1800 to 1850. -- [v. 3]. 1850 to 1940: The oceans, islands and polar regions -- [v. 4]. 1850 to 1940: Continental exploration.
ISBN:
9781875567447

9781875567362

9781875567393

9781875567416

9781875567423
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The vast scope of the Encyclopedia of Exploration makes it a work unlike any other in its combination of historical, biographical and bibliographical data. It includes a catalogue of all known expeditions, voyages and travels from the earliest times to the year 1940, as well as biographical information of the travellers themselves, which places them in their historical context. The Encyclopedia of Exploration has been a massive undertaking. The four volumes include over 4500 articles in approximately 3660 pages, some 3.7 million words. Within the text itself there are many thousands of cross-references between articles, and the work is made even more accessible through extensive bibliographical citations to accompany the articles.