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Surveying the Record: North American Scientific Exploration to 1930 (Memoir 231)
Surveying the Record

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By Edward C. Carter II
Year: 1999
Pages: 344
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 0871692317

Product Code: 0871692317

Memoir 231
Papers given at a conference on Scientific Exploration in North America to 1930 with topics including Cartography, Oceanic Exploration, Art, Anthropology, Lewis & Clark, & the West. This book adds much to our quest for knowledge of who & where we are by illuminating such themes as the role of maps & mapmaking in defining our national identify, the origins of Western exploration, the cultural clash found in the best-selling account of a 19th-century physician-explorer with Arctic peoples, the role of art in the service of science in bringing these newly discovered places & peoples into the Amer. parlor, & the impact of Mormon farming techniques on John Wesley Powell’s famed 1878 Arid Region Report. Black & white maps & illustrations.

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