Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of Australia (Historical Dictionaries of Discovery & Exploration No. 1)

Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of Australia (Historical Dictionaries of Discovery & Exploration No. 1)

By: Alan Edwin Day (author), Jon Woronoff (foreword_author)Hardback

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This engaging Dictionary examines the history of, the search for, and the discovery of Australia, taking full account of the evidence for and the speculation surrounding possible earlier contacts by the Ancient Egyptians, Arabs, and Chinese seamen. Day brings the expeditions to life, expressing the desires that drove great sea captains deeper into turbulent waters searching for caches of spice, silks, and precious metals. Covers a wide variety of topics including: o Seamen from eight nations o The recovery of storm wrecked ships o Diplomatic treaties o Priority of discovery disputes o Military and civil explorers and surveyors o Topographical features o Geographical terms and places o Rivers and river system

About Author

Alan Day is retired Head of Department of Library and Information Studies, Manchester Polytechnic, London.

Contents

Chapter 1 Series Editor's Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acronyms and Abbreviations Chapter 4 Maps Chapter 5 Chronology Chapter 6 Introduction Chapter 7 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 8 Bibliography Chapter 9 About the Author

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780810845886
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780810845886
  • weight: 526
  • ISBN10: 0810845881

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