By Carl Waldman, Alan Wexler, Jon Cunningham
The need for wisdom, assets, and reputation in addition to a feeling of responsibility and adventurousness has pushed intrepid explorers clear of their houses and into the unknown because the time of the 1st humans. people are certainly curious, and their skill to visualize what lies simply past the horizon has helped them populate the globe, pushed their technological developments, and allowed them to find new methods of surviving in even the main inhospitable of environments. Encyclopedia of Exploration is a two-volume connection with the background of human exploration over land, throughout and lower than seas, and into area. This must-have set - a desirable, accomplished reference masking middle issues within the college curriculum for international heritage and geography - info a variety of facets of exploration, some of the nice expeditions, and various explorers. Bridging the interest of today's scholars and common readers with the reviews of explorers of the prior, the encyclopedia offers quick access to quite a lot of vital and fascinating information.
Volume I: The Explorers is a "who was once who" of global explorers, whereas quantity II: locations, applied sciences, and Cultural tendencies covers different major features of the historical past of exploration. The thematic association of the volumes permits readers to entry biographical profiles of vital explorers in a single quantity, whereas touching on the second one quantity for entries on issues corresponding to cartography, circumnavigation, navigation, shipbuilding, missionaries, the slave exchange, the Vikings, girls explorers, and the fur exchange. This definitive connection with explorers and exploration positive aspects thorough insurance and a large scope, making it an informative, attention-grabbing source appropriate for college students, researchers, and basic readers. quantity I; quantity I: The Explorers makes a speciality of the explorers, giving readers a feeling of the human drama - the achievements and the demanding situations - that those that pass the place few or none have long gone earlier than needs to face. New entries comprise: Jacques Cousteau; Sir Vivian Fuchs; John Glenn, Jr.; Aleksei Leonov; Annie Peck; Valentina Tereshkova; and lots of more.;
Volume II; quantity II: locations, applied sciences, and Cultural developments covers the technical, social, cultural, and geographical components of global exploration. This volume's distinct, A-to-Z entries emphasize the numerous components that experience usually decided the luck or failure of a given venture.