The Last Blank Spaces

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Harvard University Press, Mar 1, 2013 - History - 353 pages
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The challenge of opening Africa and Australia to British imperial influence fell to a coterie of proto-professional explorers who sought knowledge, adventure, and fame but often experienced confusion, fear, and failure. The Last Blank Spaces follows the arc of these explorations, from idea to practice, intention to outcome, myth to reality.
 

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Contents

1 Continents
1
2 Sciences
24
3 Professionals
62
4 Gateways
95
5 Logistics
129
6 Intermediaries
159
7 Encounters
195
8 Celebrities
233
Epilogue
261
Comparative Timeline of African and Australian Expeditions
271
Notes
275
Bibliography
315
Acknowledgments
339
Index
341
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