Monday, June 14, 2010

"At every turn new and exciting views..."

A quote from Charles Wilkes, commander of the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, also known as the "Ex.Ex." A major US exploration of the Pacific and the Antarctic, the expedition is represented by several titles in our library. There is also extensive material from the expedition scanned in and available online at the Smithsonian Institution's Digital Library. In addtion to materials from this particular expedition, there is a wide range of other online primary source material available there. (Pictured here is Charles Wilkes, controversial leader of the expedition.)

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