Scientific Explorers

Scientific Explorers : Travels in Search of Knowledge

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"Extraordinary Explorers" is a three-volume series that documents the lives and deeds of well-known explorers as well as some of the travellers and explorers who do not appear in traditional history books. Each book focuses on one extraordinary aspect of exploration. This book chronicles the history of scientific exploration, beginning with Captain Cook's astronomical observations in the South Pacific in the 18th century, and describing various other tropical, polar, ocean and space explorations. Subjects include pioneer naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, who ventured into the Amazon; the US Exploring Expedition that circled the globe in the 1830s; the mapping expeditions and geological surveys of the American West by Fremont and others; and the researches of Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace, which led to the theory of evolution.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 152 pages
  • 218 x 280 x 18mm | 762.03g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 8 pp colour and numerous black and white illustrations
  • 0195076893
  • 9780195076899