History of the expedition that surveyed 280 islands, mapped 800 miles of the Oregon coast, explored the Antarctic coast, and collected specimens from all parts of the globe
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A large-format, profusely illustrated volume issued in conjunction with the Smithsonian's exhibition commemorating the expedition of 1838-42. Controversial in its day but largely forgotten now, the expedition proved that Antarctica was a continent, produced many still-valuable maps of Pacific islands, and brought back the nucleus of the Smithsonian's natural history collections. Not a narrative history like William Stanton's The Great United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842 (1975), this is a collection of essays evaluating the scientific contributions made by the expedition. The text will appeal primarily to readers interested in the history of American science, but the numerous well-produced illustrations may appeal to a wider audience. Jonathan F. Husband, Framingham State Coll. Lib., Mass.
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Book Description Smithsonian, LoCo1, 1985. Softcover. Book Condition: New. Softcover, ISBN: 087474945X, Smithsonian Institution. Bookseller Inventory # 1279
Book Description Smithsonian, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX087474945X
Book Description Smithsonian, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M087474945X