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By Carl Waldman, Alan Wexler, Jon Cunningham

ISBN-10: 0816046786

ISBN-13: 9780816046782

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.

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Al-Idrisi,Abu Abd Allah Muhammad ashSharif See IDRISI, ABU ABD ALLAH MUHAMMED ASHSHARIF AL-. S. Army officer in Alaska Originally from Sharpsburg, Kentucky, Henry T. Allen graduated from West Point in 1882 and was assigned to the Washington Territory under the command of General Nelson A. Miles. Three years later, he was sent on a mission to explore the interior of Alaska. In spring 1885, with a small party of enlisted men and civilian prospectors, Lieutenant Allen undertook an expedition into Alaska’s Copper River region.

Papin and Company (also known as the French Company) and later for the AMERICAN FUR COMPANY. While trapping and trading for furs in 1832–33, Álvarez came upon the geysers of the present-day Yellowstone National Park, becoming one of the earliest nonIndians to see them. At the rendezvous of mountain men on the Green River in summer 1833, he provided an account of these natural wonders. Álvarez reportedly had three sons by an Indian woman. One of them died while young; the other two were educated in Spain.

1485–1541) Spanish conquistador in Mexico, Guatemala, and Ecuador Pedro de Alvarado was a native of Badajoz in western Spain’s Estremadura region. In 1510, he arrived in Santo Domingo on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present-day Haiti and the Dominican Republic). Eight years later, he sailed from Cuba in command of a ship in JUAN DE GRIJALVA’s expedition along the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula and the Bay of Campeche, off what is now Mexico. In April 1519, as a lieutenant under HERNÁN CORTÉS, Alvarado landed near present-day Veracruz, Mexico, and took part in the first Spanish expedition into Aztec Indian territory.

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