An illustrated reference covering all topics of exploration worldwide, Including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age. The Oxford Companion to World Exploration is available in print and as an e-reference text from Oxford's Digital Reference Shelf. Editor(s): Buisseret, David. Num Pages: 1072 pages, 150 halftones throughout; 50 color photos in inserts. BIC Classification: HBG; RGR. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 286 x 222 x 76. Weight in Grams: 3072. . 2007. 1st. Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Covering all aspects of global exploration, from Antarctica to the North Pole, The Oxford Companion to World Exploration examines the lives and expeditions of heroic and influential explorers. This coverage includes biographies, including Lewis and Clark, Ferdinand Magellan, Cheng Ho, Hernán Cortés, Ibn Battuta, Vitus Bering, and Christopher Columbus; national expeditions, including Portuguese, British, French, Chinese, Dutch, and Spanish; and navigational and marine sciences, such as navigational techniques, ancient and medieval navigation, ocean currents and winds, longitude, cartography, and aerial surveys. The Companion's temporal scope ranges from the ancient cultures of Egypt, Persia, Greece, Byzantium, China, Polynesia, and Rome, through to modern space exploration. The articles have been written by leading scholars from across the globe, utilizing the most current scholarship in the field of exploration studies.
The Companion contains 800 entries, supplemented by 150 black-and-white and 50 full-color photographs and maps. Annotated primary source materials, such as travel logs and personal letters, supplement select biographies. Each entry is signed by a leading scholar in the field, contains a bibliography for further reading, and is cross-referenced to other useful points of interest within the Companion. Published in association with the Newberry Library in Chicago, the Companion reproduces more than 100 images from that institution's world-renowned collection.
About the Author:
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.
Título: Oxford Companion to World Exploration
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