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The Last Blank Spaces

Exploring Africa and Australia
Kennedy, Dane Keith (Book - 2013 )
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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.
Authors: Kennedy, Dane Keith
Title: The last blank spaces
exploring Africa and Australia
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ;, London, England :, Harvard University Press,, 2013.
Characteristics: xi, 353 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Continents
Sciences
Professionals
Gateways
Logistics
Intermediaries
Encounters
Celebrities
Epilogue
Comparative timeline of African and Australian expeditions.
Summary: 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.
Local Note: 53 118 138 210 211 231
ISBN: 0674048474
9780674048478
Statement of Responsibility: Dane Kennedy
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 315- 337) and index.
Subject Headings: British Australia History. British Africa History. Explorers Great Britain History. Australia Discovery and exploration British. Africa Discovery and exploration British.
Topical Term: British
British
Explorers
LCCN: 2012038239
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