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From Venus To Antarctica

Author : John Dunmore
ISBN : 9781775590163
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Jules-Sebastien-Cesar Dumont D'Urville (1790-1842) undertook three global voyages of exploration and is the navigator who made the single greatest contribution to perfecting the map of the Pacific in the nineteenth century. Learned and energetic, he explored the Pacific from Guam to Antarctica, and from New Guinea to Chile, collecting a vast number of natural history specimens and recording extensive hydrographic information. His achievements brought him national recognition in the form of the Legion of Honour, while his scientific contributions earned him the gold medal of the Societe de Geographie. Yet despite his intelligence and expertise, D'Urville was not an easy or likeable man. A classic workaholic, he often seemed cold and aloof, yet he earned the respect of his men through his humane and fair leadership. Always sympathetic to the island people he met, he even wrote a novel about the New Zealand Maori. His detailed account of his final voyage, eagerly awaited by the public, had to be completed by others when he, his wife and son were tragically killed in a railway accident in 1842.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

New Zealand 1826 1827

Author : Jules-Sébastien-César Dumont d'Urville
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035562763
Genre : Astrolabe Expedition
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"Contains a biographical essay on the French navigator Dumont d'urville (1790-1842) together with a scholarly translation of that part of his diary which was written on board the Astrolabe during her passage through the coastal waters of New Zealand in 1826-27. ... The rest of the book is a translation of the New Zealand section of the French narrative which was prepared for publication by d'Urville ... and completed in 1835"--Back cover.
Category: Astrolabe Expedition

Lure Of The Southern Seas

Author : Susan Hunt
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132072591
Genre : History
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This book has been published to accompany an exhibition of the same name at the Museum of Sydney on the site of first Government House. The book examines the extraordinary life of French explorer Jules Sebastien - Cesar Dumont d'Urville (1790 - 1842). This lavishly illustrated 141 page publication featuring exquisite natural history watercolours and early views of the Pacific and Antarctica, and documenting rare material from prestigious French collections, is the most comprehensive publication on Dumont d'Urville and traces his many expeditions to Australia and the South Pacific.
Category: History

Bibliotheca Americana

Author : Joseph Sabin
ISBN : NYPL:33433081687877
Genre : America
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Category: America

From Venus To Antarctica

Author : John Dunmore
ISBN : 9781458779656
Genre : Admirals
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High adventure, drama, discovery, science and map making. This is the first-ever full-length English language biography of D'Urville - one of the nineteenth century's great explorers. Bad-tempered and irreverent, D'Urville was loved by his men but hated by his superiors. He didn't care either way. His passion for science drove him forward as he explored the Pacific - from Guam to Antarctica and from New Guinea to Chile, collecting a vast number of natural history specimens and recording extensive hydrographical information. Hobart was frequently a base and D'Urville is credited with making the single greatest contribution to perfecting the map of the Pacific. He was not consumed with French colonial arrogance, often preferring the societies he visited to his own. He was however given the prestigious French Legion of Honour. He is often remembered for arranging the purchase of the famous statue Venus De Milo (whose arms were broken off in the battle to get her to Paris). His life ended in a railway accident in 1842.
Category: Admirals

An Account In Two Volumes Of Two Voyages To The South Seas By Captain Later Rear Admiral Jules S C Dumont D Urville Of The French Navy To Australia New Zealand Oceania 1826 1829 In The Corvette Astrolabe And To The Straits Of Magellan Chile Oceania South East Asia Australia Antarctica New Zealand And Torres Strait 1837 1840 In The Corvettes Astrolabe And Z L E Astrolabe And Z L E 1837 1840

Author : Helen Rosenman
ISBN : 0522843492
Genre : Antarctic regions
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Category: Antarctic regions