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The History of Maritime and Inland Discovery

Volume 3

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration

  • Date Published: May 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108011679


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  • William Desborough Cooley (1795–1883) was a geographer and historian, the author of a collection of influential texts on the development of geographical study, and a key founding member of the Hakluyt Society. First published as a complete set in 1831 as part of Dionysius Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopaedia, this is the history in three volumes of the development of the geographical sciences through travel and exploration. Each volume is divided chronologically by historical era, tracing the pursuit of geographical discovery by both land and sea from the Roman Empire to the Himalayan expeditions of the early nineteenth century. Featuring a comprehensive index, this expertly compiled reference text will aid any study of the history of travel and exploration. This third volume includes a detailed section on scholarly contributions to contemporary geographical study. It also features accounts of the voyages of Captain Cook and Alexander von Humboldt.

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    • Date Published: May 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108011679
    • length: 408 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 23 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Book V:
    1. Progress of geographical science
    2. Voyages of Byron, Wallis, Carteret, etc.
    3. Cook's first voyage
    4. Cook's second voyage
    5. Cook's third voyage
    6. Cook's third voyage continued
    7. Voyage of La Perouse, etc.
    8. Europeans in the South Sea
    9. The coasts of Australia
    10. Interior of New Holland
    11. Vancouver's voyage
    12. Interior of North America
    13. Ross and Parry
    14. Parry's voyages
    15. Journey of Captain Franklin
    16. Second journey of Captain Franklin
    17. Humboldt's travels
    18. Humboldt's travels continued
    19. Southern extremity of America
    20. Eastern shores of Asia
    21. Travels in the Himalyeh
    22. Bruce's travels
    23. Park's travels
    24. Denham and Clapperton's travels

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    William Desborough Cooley

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