Magnificent Voyagers: The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

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Herman Joseph Viola, Carolyn Margolis
Smithsonian, Nov 17, 1985 - History - 303 pages
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Account of the activities, chronology, mapping and botanical and zoological collections of the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, which mapped 1500 miles of the Antarctic coast and proved that the continent exists. Published in connection with the exhibition 'Magnificent Voyagers' organized by the National Museum of Natural History and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

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A large-format, profusely illustrated volume issued in conjunction with the Smithsonian's exhibition commemorating the expedition of 1838-42. Controversial in its day but largely forgotten now, the ... Read full review

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Foreword
7
The Making of a New Profession
25
Lost Opportunities
43
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Herman J. Viola " is Director of Quincentenary Programs in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

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