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The Resource New lands, new men : America and the second great age of discovery, William H. Goetzmann

New lands, new men : America and the second great age of discovery, William H. Goetzmann

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New lands, new men : America and the second great age of discovery
Title
New lands, new men
Title remainder
America and the second great age of discovery
Statement of responsibility
William H. Goetzmann
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In New Lands, New Men, the third volume in his award-winning Exploration Trilogy, one of America's leading historians tells the dramatic story of three centuries of exploration that witnessed Europeans exploring the Pacific and Northwest, Americans setting out across their own immense continent, and, finally, Americans exploring new worlds: the oceans, Japan, the polar regions. Willam H. Goetzmann writes in absorbing detail about the remarkable adventures of the explorers and the explosive rise of American science. America was truly exploration's nation -- a culture of endless possibilities, continually looking forward in the direction of the new. New Lands, New Men illuminates America's rise to cultural and scientific prominence and transforms our understanding of America's role in world history. - Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
910/.973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E179.5
LC item number
.G63 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Fred H. and Ella Mae Moore Texas history reprint series
Series volume
no. 16
Label
New lands, new men : America and the second great age of discovery, William H. Goetzmann
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Maps on endpapers
  • Originally published: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1986
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-506) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue -- Book one : The book of the continent. The cosmic voyagers -- The North American adventure -- A continental consciousness -- The fur trader as explorer -- Humboldt's children -- Portfolio 1 : New lands -- Book two : The book of the oceans. The whole world is an America, a new world -- Exploration and empires for science -- Two roads to discovery : an intellectual drama -- From Manifest Destiny to survival of the fittest -- Book three : The book of time. Portfolio 2 : New men -- Time and the heroic age of geological exploration -- On, beyond Greenland's icy mountains
Control code
32970097
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 528 p.
Isbn
9780876111482
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95034673
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
  • Core title in Resources for College Libraries
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
New lands, new men : America and the second great age of discovery, William H. Goetzmann
Publication
Note
  • Maps on endpapers
  • Originally published: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1986
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-506) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue -- Book one : The book of the continent. The cosmic voyagers -- The North American adventure -- A continental consciousness -- The fur trader as explorer -- Humboldt's children -- Portfolio 1 : New lands -- Book two : The book of the oceans. The whole world is an America, a new world -- Exploration and empires for science -- Two roads to discovery : an intellectual drama -- From Manifest Destiny to survival of the fittest -- Book three : The book of time. Portfolio 2 : New men -- Time and the heroic age of geological exploration -- On, beyond Greenland's icy mountains
Control code
32970097
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 528 p.
Isbn
9780876111482
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95034673
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
  • Core title in Resources for College Libraries
Other physical details
ill., maps

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