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The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780195149227
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Abi-Serour, Mordecai (1831–1886)

Sanford H. Bederman.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 335 words.

(c. 1831–1886),

an obscure rabbi from Akka, Morocco, who journeyed to Timbuctoo in 1859 and played a

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Abruzzi, Luigi (1873–1933)

Sanford H. Bederman.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 308 words.

(1873–1933),

Spanish-born Italian mountaineer, Arctic explorer, and naval commander. Luigi Amedeo di Savoia-Aosta, Duke of the

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Aerial Survey

Norman J. W. Thrower.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 1732 words.

Aerial (or air) survey and the related topics of photogrammetry and remote sensing of the environment have a comparatively short

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Africa

Mark Horton, Roy Bridges, Roy Bridges, Roy Bridges, Jeffrey Stone, Roy Bridges and Sanford H. Bederman.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 17377 words.

This entry contains seven subentries: Early Exploration in East Africa; Exploration; Geographical Barriers to Exploration; Indigenous Porters

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African Association

Roy Bridges.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 413 words.

On June 9, 1788, a group of nine aristocrats in the habit of meeting to eat at the Saint

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Agnese, Battista (1514–1564)

David Buisseret.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 378 words.

(1514–1564),

Genoa-born Venetian who produced many maps and atlases between 1535 and 1564. At this time chart

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Akeley, Delia (1875–1970)

Edited by David Buisseret.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 325 words.

(1875–1970),

American explorer of Africa. Journeying from the mouth of the Tana River on Africa's east coast to

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al-, Balkhi (fl. 1100)

Evangelos Venetis.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 308 words.

(fl. 1100),

the unknown author of the Persian geographical account Fars-nama. Fars-nama (The Book of the Fars

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Alaska and the Yukon Gold Rush

Dee Longenbaugh.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 2562 words.

The first maps of Alaska were drawn by native people who had crossed the Bering Land Bridge from Siberia thousands

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Alexander, Boyd (1873–1910)

Sanford H. Bederman.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 374 words.

(1873–1910)

British army officer and prominent ornithologist who made two dangerous journeys to the African Sahel, and

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Alexander the Great

Winthrop Lindsay Adams and Brad L. Cook.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 2363 words.

This entry contains two subentries: Fact; Fiction

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al-Muqaddasī, Shams al-Din (945)

Petra G. Schmidl.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 455 words.

(c. 945–c. 1000),

Arab traveler. Al-Muqaddasī (often called al-Maqdisi) Shams al-Din Abu Abdallah Muhammad ibn Ahmad

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Alterity

Tom Conley.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 886 words.

The word “alterity” comes late to English dictionaries. Absent from many English dictionaries, the word figures prominently in French lexicons,

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Amazon River

Michael Layland.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 866 words.

Explorers of the enigmatic Amazon region have bequeathed us tales of heroism, drama, misfortune, dedication, avarice, cruelty, and scientific integrity.

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Amazons

James Romm.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 874 words.

The Amazons were a legendary tribe of nomadic female warriors, variously located by the Greeks and Romans on the shores

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American West, Visual Images of

Richard Francaviglia.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 1496 words.

The exploration of the American West resulted in a vast array of visual images depicting the region's physical environment and

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Amundsen, Roald (1872–1928)

Ann Savours.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 1380 words.

(1872–1928),

Norwegian polar explorer. During the years 1903 to 1906, Roald Amundsen became the first person

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Andersson, Karl Johan (1827–1867)

H. Bederman Sanford.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 321 words.

(1827–1867),

Swedish hunter, naturalist, and explorer of southwest Africa. Andersson was born in Vänersborg, Sweden, in

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Anglo-Dutch Maritime Wars

Elizabeth Mancke.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 583 words.

In twenty-three years (1652–1674), commercial competition spawned three Anglo-Dutch wars, which were overwhelmingly maritime with naval battles and

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Anson, George (1697–1762)

Glyndwr Williams.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 786 words.

(1697–1762),

British naval officer who led a voyage around the world. Born into a minor county family, the

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