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The Wilkes expedition : the first United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 / David B. Tyler.

Author/Creator:
Tyler, David Budlong, 1899-1993 author.
Publication:
Philadelphia : American Philosophical Society, Independence Square, 1968. , ©1968
Series:
Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society; v. 73.
Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society ; v. 73.
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 435 pages illustrations, map, portraits 25 cm
Subjects:
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)
Place of Publication:
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Contents:
Cheers and sneers
Disorganization and delay
Shake up
Shake down
First Antarctic venture
The broad pennant
Charting the Paumotu group of coral atolls
Tahiti
The Samoan Islands
Down under
Wilkes land
The Fijis
An act of hostility
Rendezvous at Honolulu
Sandwich Islands interlude
Cruise of the Porpoise
Oregon Territory
East of the Cascades
Midsummer in Oregon
Return to Samoa
Survey of central Pacific islands
The Peacock's last days
Survey of the Columbia River
Overland to California
On to Yerba Buena
San Francisco Bay
Heading for home
The last leg
Home again
The courts-martial
First fruits
Destiny made manifest
The scientific reports.
Notes:
"Copyright ©1968 by The American Philosophical Society"--verso of title page.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-427) and index.
Local notes:
Kislak Center copy gifted by Dr. Mark B. Adams in 2018.
Kislak Center copy retains dust jacket.
Penn Provenance:
Adams, Mark B., (former owner) (Adams copy)
Penn Chronology:
1968
Contributor:
American Philosophical Society, publisher.
Mark B. Adams Emergence of Modern Science Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
444059
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