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The Resource Burke & Wills : the scientific legacy of the Victorian exploring expedition, edited by E. B. Joyce and D. A. McCann

Burke & Wills : the scientific legacy of the Victorian exploring expedition, edited by E. B. Joyce and D. A. McCann

Label
Burke & Wills : the scientific legacy of the Victorian exploring expedition
Title
Burke & Wills
Title remainder
the scientific legacy of the Victorian exploring expedition
Statement of responsibility
edited by E. B. Joyce and D. A. McCann
Title variation
Burke and Wills
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book challenges the common assumption that little or nothing of scientific value was achieved during the Burke and Wills expedition. The Royal Society of Victoria initiated the Victorian Exploring Expedition as a serious scientific exploration of the hitherto unexplored centre of Australia. Members of the expedition were sent 10 pages of detailed instructions on scientific measurements and observations to be carried out, covering about a dozen areas of science. The tragic ending of the expedition meant that the results of the scientific investigations were not reported or published. Burke and Wills: The Scientific Legacy of the Victorian Exploring Expedition rectifies this historic omission
Additional physical form
Also issued in electronic version via the Internet.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Dewey number
994.03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1934-
  • 1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Joyce, Edmund Bernard
  • McCann, Douglas Andrew
  • CSIRO
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burke, Robert O'Hara
  • Wills, William John
  • Burke and Wills Expedition
  • Burke and Wills Expedition
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Burke & Wills : the scientific legacy of the Victorian exploring expedition, edited by E. B. Joyce and D. A. McCann
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000047123368
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 343 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Governing access note
Online access restricted to licenced organisations
Isbn
9780643103320
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., facsims., maps, ports.
System details
System requirements: Internet connectivity, World Wide Web browser. Downloading of an entire book requires Adobe Digital Editions. Use of bookmarks requires individual registration with Amigo Reader
Label
Burke & Wills : the scientific legacy of the Victorian exploring expedition, edited by E. B. Joyce and D. A. McCann
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000047123368
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 343 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Governing access note
Online access restricted to licenced organisations
Isbn
9780643103320
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., facsims., maps, ports.
System details
System requirements: Internet connectivity, World Wide Web browser. Downloading of an entire book requires Adobe Digital Editions. Use of bookmarks requires individual registration with Amigo Reader

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