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The A to Z of the Discovery and Exploration of Australia

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Publisher Comments:

This engaging reference examines the history of, the search for, and the discovery of Australia, taking full account of the evidence for and the speculation surrounding possible earlier contacts by the Ancient Egyptians, Arabs, and Chinese seamen. Day brings the expeditions to life, expressing the desires that drove great sea captains deeper into turbulent waters searching for caches of spice, silks, and precious metals. Covers a wide variety of topics, including _ Seamen from eight nations _ The recovery of storm wrecked ships _ Diplomatic treaties _ Priority of discovery disputes _ Military and civil explorers and surveyors _ Topographical features _ Geographical terms and places _ Rivers and river system

Book News Annotation:

Day (library and information studies, Manchester Metropolitan U.) cites people, places, events, and other features related to the voyages of discovery and the inland explorations that were instrumental in adding Australia to the British Empire. He does include entries relating to early explorations by Egyptians, Arabs, and Chinese, but focuses on European exploration beginning in the 16th century and extending to recently ongoing aerial surveys. The cross-referencing and bibliography are extensive. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810868106
Author:
Day, Alan
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Australia & New Zealand - Australia
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
World History-Australia and New Zealand
Edition Description:
Scarecrow Press
Series:
A to Z Guides
Series Volume:
27
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
8.40x5.40x1.00 in. 1.10 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Historical Reference
History and Social Science » World History » Australia and New Zealand
History and Social Science » World History » General
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