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Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 /

Draws on journal entries to recount the epic journey of Charles Wilkes and the Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, which led to the discovery of Antarctica and brought America international renown for its endeavors.

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  • "Chronicles the largely forgotten nineteenth-century American expedition that charted the islands of the Pacific, discovered Antarctica, and changed the face of geographic and marine knowledge, focusing on the personality and actions of its captain, Charles Wilkes."
  • "In 1838, the U.S. government launched the largest discovery voyage the Western world had ever seen-6 sailing vessels and 346 men bound for the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Four years later, the U.S. Exploring Expedition returned with an astounding array of accomplishments and discoveries: 87,000 miles logged, 280 Pacific islands surveyed, 4,000 zoological specimens collected, including 2,000 new species, and the discovery of the continent of Antarctica. And yet at a human level, the project was a disaster-not only had 28 men died and 2 ships been lost, but a series of sensational courts-martial had also ensued that pitted the expedition's controversial leader, Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, against almost every officer under his command. Though comparable in importance and breadth of success to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Ex. Ex. has been largely forgotten. Now, Nathaniel Philbrick re-creates this chapter of American maritime history in all its triumph and scandal. Sea of glory combines meticulous history with spellbinding human drama as it circles the globe from the palm-fringed beaches of the South Pacific to the treacherous waters off Antarctica and to the stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and, finally, to a court-martial aboard a ship of the line anchored off New York City."
  • "Draws on journal entries to recount the epic journey of Charles Wilkes and the Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, which led to the discovery of Antarctica and brought America international renown for its endeavors."@en
  • "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.."
  • "Using diaries kept on board the U.S. Exploring Expedition's ships, historian Nathaniel Philbrick uncovers the dark saga that the 1838 expedition never told in its official reports."

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  • "Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 /"
  • "Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 /"@en
  • "America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842"
  • "Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838 - 1842 /"
  • "Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. exploring expedition, 1838-1842 /"
  • "Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 /"@en
  • "Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 /"
  • "Sea of glory America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 /"