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The History of Maritime and Inland Discovery : Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration - William Desborough Cooley

The History of Maritime and Inland Discovery

Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration


Published: 20th May 2010
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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 first volume covers the period spanning the ancient Greeks to the Middle Ages. Highlights include sections on the development of cartography and the relationship between geography and commerce.

Progress of geographical science
Voyages of Byron, Wallis, Carteret, etc.
Cook's first voyage
Cook's second voyage
Cook's third voyage
Cook's third voyage continued
Voyage of La Perouse, etc.
Europeans in the South Sea
The coasts of Australia
Interior of New Holland
Vancouver's voyage
Interior of North America
Ross and Parry
Parry's voyages
Journey of Captain Franklin
Second journey of Captain Franklin
Humboldt's travels
Humboldt's travels continued
Southern extremity of America
Eastern shores of Asia
Travels in the Himalyeh
Bruce's travels
Park's travels
Denham and Clapperton's travels
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ISBN: 9781108011679
ISBN-10: 1108011675
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 20th May 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.52