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The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

Edited by David Buisseret

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780195149227
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780195307412 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780195149227.001.0001
The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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From Antarctica to the North Pole, The Oxford Companion to World Exploration offers information on all topics of exploration worldwide, including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age. In addition to examining the lives and expeditions of heroic and influential explorers, the book covers navigational and marine sciences and ranges from ancient cultures through modern space exploration. With articles from leading scholars, this landmark set offers students, scholars, and amateurs a treasure of information on this dynamic field of study.

Book.  690 pages.  595603 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: World History

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d'Abbadie, Antoine (1810–1897) in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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Abi-Serour, Mordecai (1831–1886) in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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Abruzzi, Luigi (1873–1933) in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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de Acosta, José (1540–1600) in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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Aerial Survey in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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Africa in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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African Association in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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Leo Africanus (1489/1505–c. 1550) in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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Agnese, Battista (1514–1564) in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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Akeley, Delia (1875–1970) in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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