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Accidental explorers

surprises and sidetrips in the history of discovery

by Rebecca Stefoff

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Discoveries in geography,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Explorers,
  • Ontdekkingsreizen

  • About the Edition

    Discusses the role of chance in the discoveries of such explorers as Columbus, Ponce de Leon, Dr. David Livingstone, and Jedediah Smith.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 144-148) and index.

    StatementRebecca Stefoff
    SeriesExtraordinary explorers
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsG175 .S83 1992
    The Physical Object
    Pagination151 p. :
    Number of Pages151
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24837691M
    ISBN 100195076850, 0195077253
    ISBN 109780195076851, 9780195077254
    LC Control Number92005211
    OCLC/WorldCa25410992

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