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The Resource Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, Nathaniel Philbrick

Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, Nathaniel Philbrick

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Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Title
Sea of glory
Title remainder
America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel Philbrick
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842 was one of the most ambitious undertakings of the nineteenth century and one of the largest voyages of discovery the Western world had ever seen - six magnificent sailing vessels and a crew of hundreds that included botanists, geologists, mapmakers, and biologists, all under the command of the young, brash Lieutenant Charles Wilkes. Their goal was to cover the Pacific Ocean, top to bottom, and to plant the American flag around the world. Four years after embarking, they returned to the United States having accomplished this and much more. They discovered a new southern continent, which Wilkes would name Antarctica. They were the first Americans to survey the treacherous Columbia River, the first to chart dozens of newly discovered islands all across the Pacific. They explored volcanoes in Hawaii, confirmed Charles Darwin's theory of the formation of coral atoll, and collected thousands of specimens that eventually became the foundation of the Smithsonian's scientific collections."--BOOK JACKET
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NMP
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Philbrick, Nathaniel
Dewey number
910.973/09034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GN663
LC item number
.P48 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States Exploring Expedition
  • Ethnological expeditions
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnology
  • Wilkes, Charles
  • Wilkes, Charles
  • United States Exploring Expedition
  • Ethnological expeditions
  • Ethnology
  • Oceania
  • United States
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Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, Nathaniel Philbrick
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Publication
Note
First published in the U.S.: New York : Viking Penguin, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 415-436) and index
Control code
ocm56995106
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 452 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780142004838
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56995106
  • (OCoLC)56995106
Label
Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, Nathaniel Philbrick
Publication
Note
First published in the U.S.: New York : Viking Penguin, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 415-436) and index
Control code
ocm56995106
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 452 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780142004838
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56995106
  • (OCoLC)56995106

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