October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .
Book. Subjects: World History; Historical Geography. 152 pages.
For as long as there have been civilizations, there has been the urge to venture outside of them, either in search of other civilizations or in search of novelty. But what accounts for this...
in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World
January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 4294 words.
[This entry includes two subentries, an overview and a discussion of exploration in Africa.]
in Beyond the Tragedy in Global Fisheries
December 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 4390 words.
Exploration to find new fisheries to exploit is one of the earliest economic responses to problem signals like increasing costs, conflict among fishers, and lower revenues. This chapter...
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in The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment
P ublished online January 2015 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 1628 words.
Exploration of North America during the Age of Enlightenment was carried out by a variety of people with differing motives,
in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History
January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 3190 words.
The lust for fame, glory, and gain is often cited as the main motivation for exploration and is in evidence
in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome
January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 1696 words.
Exploration in antiquity was generally limited to commercial or military objectives—the Latin word exploratio means a military reconnaissance—rather than for
in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics
P ublished online March 2016 .
Article. Subjects: Historical Geography. 7875 words.
Exploration in antiquity was largely the result of commercial or military endeavours, rather than any pure quest for knowledge or scholarship. Nevertheless, from the first efforts of Greeks...
in The Refracted Muse
August 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 9776 words.
“Explorations” gives an account of a slightly different perspective, that of the aerial voyage, as it reveals the impact of Galileo’s oeuvre on the writers who chose this narrative device....