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American Philosophical Society
North by Degree: New Perspectives on Arctic Exploration
Susan A. Kaplan & Robert McCracken Peck
In this vol. of papers on the history of late 19th- and early 20th-century Arctic exploration, the authors have examined the social, cultural, technological, and environmental settings in which exploration endeavors were conceived, carried out, described, and understood by the public. The conference honored the 100th anniversary of Robert E. Peary’s historic 1908-09 North Pole Expedition. These papers are a subset of those presented at that gathering in May 2008 and are authored by scholars from various disciplines, incl. English, art history, anthropology, archaeology, history, ethnohistory, and Native Amer. studies. They cast light on aspect of exploration initiatives not examined in most biographies of explorers, official expedition narratives, or overviews of the history of Arctic exploration. Illus.
America's Curious Botanist: A Tercentennial Reappraisal of John Bartram (1699-1777) (Memoir 249)
Realities of Images: Imperial Brazil and the Great Drought
First I Find the Center Point: Reading the Text of Hugh of Saint Victor's “The Mystic Ark” (Transaction 94-4)
Paleobiology of the Williamsburg Formation (Black Mingo Group; Paleocene) of South Carolina, U.S.A.: Transactions, APS (vol. 88, part 4)
Fighting for the Good Cause: Reflections on Francis Galton's Legacy to American Hereditarian Psychology
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