The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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This illustrated reference work covers all aspects of world exploration from Antarctica to the North Pole; from the discovery of the New World to the age of space exploration. The companion features 750 articles, carefully selected by a distinguished group of editors and advisers to examine exploration from different angles: thematically, geographically, historically, and biographically. The Oxford Companion to World Exploration is available in a two volume print version and as an e-reference text from Oxford's Digital Reference Shelf. Topics include: * Biographies of influential explorers such as Ferdinand Magellan, Cheng Ho, Hernan Cortes, Ibn Battuta, Vitus Bering, and Christopher Columbus * Navigational and marine sciences, navigational techniques, ancient and medieval navigation, ocean currents and winds, longitude and aerial surveys * Exploration in ancient cultures including Egypt, Persia, Greece, Byzantium, China, Polynesia, and Rome. Each entry is signed by a leading scholar in the field and contains a further reading bibliography and is cross-referenced to other useful articles.show more

Product details

  • Multiple copy pack | 1072 pages
  • 226.1 x 287 x 43.2mm | 1,587.59g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • New.
  • 150 halftones throughout; 50 color photos in inserts
  • 019514922X
  • 9780195149227
  • 1,181,825

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Every article is written and signed by a prominent scholar in the field of exploration studies. All entries offer further reading recommendations...Recommended. * Choice * The more than 700 well-organized entries are written in a straightforward and understandable style high-quality reproductions include maps and paintings from the past, as well as excellent modern colour-coded maps delineating dates and routes of key voyages. * School Library Journal *show more

About David Buisseret

David Buisseret graduated from Cambridge University in 1964, and has since taught at universities in the West Indies and the United States. He currently teaches at the University of Texas at Arlington. Among his publications are: From Sea Charts to Satellite Images: Interpreting North American History Through Maps, University of Chicago Press, 1990; The Mapmakers' Quest: Depicting New Worlds in Renaissance Europe, Oxford University Press, 2003; Creolization in the Americas, Texas A&M Press, 2000; Jamaica in 1687, University of West Indies Press, 2006. He also the serves as the editor of Terra Incognitae, the journal of the Society of the History of Discoveries.show more

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