Coverart for item
The Resource Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, Nathaniel Philbrick, (electronic resource)

Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, Nathaniel Philbrick, (electronic resource)

Label
Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Title
Sea of glory
Title remainder
America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel Philbrick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842 was one of the most ambitious undertakings of the nineteenth century and one of the largest voyages of discovery the Western world had ever seen - six magnificent sailing vessels and a crew of hundreds that included botanists, geologists, mapmakers, and biologists, all under the command of the young, brash Lieutenant Charles Wilkes. Their goal was to cover the Pacific Ocean, top to bottom, and to plant the American flag around the world. Four years after embarking, they returned to the United States having accomplished this and much more. They discovered a new southern continent, which Wilkes would name Antarctica. They were the first Americans to survey the treacherous Columbia River, the first to chart dozens of newly discovered islands all across the Pacific. They explored volcanoes in Hawaii, confirmed Charles Darwin's theory of the formation of coral atoll, and collected thousands of specimens that eventually became the foundation of the Smithsonian's scientific collections.
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Philbrick, Nathaniel
Dewey number
910.973/09034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GN663
LC item number
.P48 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilkes, Charles
  • Wilkes, Charles
  • United States Exploring Expedition
  • United States Exploring Expedition
  • Ethnological expeditions
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnology
  • Oceania
  • United States
Label
Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, Nathaniel Philbrick, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781440645549
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
620B0EF2-7F75-4474-8DBF-9973E2136B7E
System control number
  • 2043743
  • (OCoLC)607563644
  • (OCoLC)ocn607563644
  • 2043743
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 26586 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1670 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 1655 KB)
Label
Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, Nathaniel Philbrick, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781440645549
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
620B0EF2-7F75-4474-8DBF-9973E2136B7E
System control number
  • 2043743
  • (OCoLC)607563644
  • (OCoLC)ocn607563644
  • 2043743
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 26586 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1670 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 1655 KB)

Library Locations

  • Northwest LibraryBorrow it
    2280 Hard Rd, Columbus, OH, 43235, US
    40.118513 -83.076143
  • Old Worthington LibraryBorrow it
    820 High St, Worthington, OH, 43085, US
    40.090609 -83.016926
  • Worthington Park LibraryBorrow it
    1389 Worthington Centre Dr, Worthington, OH, 43085, US
    40.123032 -82.980439
Processing Feedback ...