Scientific Exploration and Expeditions provides a unique perspective on expeditions made in the quest for scientific knowledge from the fifteenth century to the present day. Concise and appealing articles focus on the scientific goals and accomplishments of the explorers and expeditions, and how the sciences, from anthropology to zoology, benefited from these voyages of discovery. Designed for high school, college, and general readers, this encyclopedia supports curricula in science and history with broad historical and global coverage, as well as coverage of diverse disciplines and fields, such as oceanography, paleontology, and environmental science. It covers major expeditions and historical figures as well as lesser known contemporary explorers and scientists, and highlights contemporary issues of global interest and concern such as polar ice caps and space exploration. The set includes a topic finder, chronologies, photos, original maps, sidebars, cross references, a glossary, and a bibliography.
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