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Reinterpreting Exploration

Reinterpreting Exploration Author by : Dane Keith Kennedy
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2014
Publisher by : Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN : 9780199755349
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Total Download : 500

Exploration was a central and perhaps defining aspect of the West's encounters with other peoples and lands. Rather than reproduce celebratory narratives of individual heroism and national glory, this volume focuses on exploration's instrumental role in shaping a European sense of exceptionalism and its iconic importance in defining the terms of cultural engagement with other peoples. In chapters offering broad geographic range, the contributors address many of the key themes of recent research on exploration, including exploration's contribution to European imperial expansion, Western scienti
Category: History


Exploration Author by : Stewart Angas Weaver
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2015
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN : 9780199946952
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Total Download : 761

This clear, succinct, and elegant contribution to the 'Very Short Introductions' series surveys the history of global exploration and assesses the motives, for good and ill, of those who undertook it. Stewart Weaver traces the history of exploration from the first explorers (including Polynesian and Micronesian peoples, the ancient Greeks, Marco Polo, and Ibn BattÐta), to the European discover of America, the Enlightenment and exploration (focusing on James Cook), and the race to the north and south poles
Category: History

Geography Technology And Instruments Of Exploration

Geography Technology And Instruments Of Exploration Author by : Professor Charles W J Withers
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2015-12-28
Publisher by : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN : 9781472434258
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Total Download : 550

The collection brings together scholars in the history of geographical exploration, historians of science, historians of technology and, importantly, experts with curatorial responsibilities for, and museological expertise in, major instrument collections. Ranging in their focus from studies of astronomical practice to seismography, meteorological instruments and rockets, from radar to the hand-held barometer, the chapters of this book examine the ways in which instruments and questions of technology - too often overlooked hitherto - offer insight into the connections between geography and exp
Category: Social Science
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