Title:Sea of Glory - America's Voyage of Discovery - The U.S. Exploring Expedition 1939-1842
Like the award-winning "In the Heart of the Sea, Sea of Glory" combines meticulous history with spellbinding human drama as it circles the globe from the palm-fringed beaches of the South Pacific to the treacherous waters off Antarctica and to the stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and, finally, to a court-martial aboard a ship anchored off New York City. An account of a massive exporation undertaking by the US which resulted in the first charting of many Pacific islands, the naming of Antarctica, surveying the Columbia River, explored the Hawaiian volcanoes, confirmed Darwin's theory of coral reef formation, and collected thousands of specimens that became the foundation of the Smithsonian Institute...
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