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Thick 4to. 1047pp. Original cloth with dustwrapper. Fine (new). ***The fourth and final volume of this major new reference work concentrates exclusively on the history of exploration and travel in the continental mainlands between 1850 and 1940, with 950 major articles. The index provides immediate access to the lives and achievements of nearly 4000 explorers, travellers and participants in expeditions, many of whom have received little previous attention or have never been documented in the English language. Every expedition is placed firmly in its historical context, while the numerous cross-references guide the reader between articles of similar content. The exceptionally thorough bibliographies which accompany each article between them cite more than 16,000 sources of reference.
Title: Encyclopedia of Exploration, 1850 to 1940: continental exploration. [Volume 4 of 4]
Publisher: Sydney, Hordern House: 2008
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