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Lt. Charles Wilkes and the great U.S. Exploring Expedition

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Published by Chelsea House Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877.,
  • Voyages around the world -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Explorers.

  • About the Edition

    Describes the journey of Charles Wilkes as he led a group of American seamen through the South Pacific and became the first to cite Antarctica as a separate continent.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 105-106) and index.

    Other titlesLieutenant Charles Wilkes and the great U.S. Exploring Expedition.
    StatementCheri Wolfe ; introductory essay by Michael Collins.
    GenreJuvenile literature.
    SeriesWorld explorers
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsG420.U55 W65 1991
    The Physical Object
    Pagination111 p. :
    Number of Pages111
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1531033M
    ISBN 100791013200
    LC Control Number91008490

      The U.S. Exploring Expedition of was one of the most ambitious undertakings of the nineteenth century and one of the largest voyages of discovery the Western world had ever seen -- six magnificent sailing vessels and a crew of hundreds that included botanists, geologists, mapmakers, and biologists, all under the command of the young /5(11).


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Free shipping for many products. Get this from a library. Charles Wilkes and the great U.S. Exploring Expedition. [Cheri Wolfe] -- Describes the journey of Charles Wilkes as he led a group of American seamen through the South Pacific and became the first to cite Antarctica as a separate continent.

An earlier book, David B. Tyler's The Wilkes Expedition is also useful as is the important group of essays about the Expedition published by the American Philosophical Society in Centenary Celebration: The Wilkes Exploring Expedition of the United States Navy, The United States Exploring Expedition of – was an exploring and surveying expedition of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding lands conducted by the United States.

The original appointed commanding officer was Commodore Thomas ap Catesby g for the original expedition was requested by President John Quincy Adams inhowever, Congress would not implement. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Lt. Charles Wilkes and the Great U.S. Exploring Expedition (World Explorers) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5.

The U.S.S. Peacock, a ten-gun, three-masted sloop, was the first ship outfitted by the U.S. government for scientific exploration. Part of the U.S. Exploring Expedition of to explore and survey the Pacific Ocean, the Peacock sank at the mouth of the Columbia River in Built in.

Wilkes' obsessive behavior and harsh code of shipboard discipline reportedly shaped Herman Melville's characterization of Ahab in Moby Dick.

A Man With a Mission. InLieutenant Charles Wilkes of the U.S. Navy proudly received his assignment as commander of the first United States Exploring Expedition to the wide Pacific Ocean. A U.S. Exploring Expedition was authorized to conduct exploration of Pacific Ocean and South Seas.

This was the first major scientific expedition overseas by the United States. LT Charles Wilkes USN, led the expedition in surveying South America, Antarctica, Far East, and North Pacific. The following article is taken from Proceedings Oct He was known as a severe and demanding leader during the Exploring Expedition voyages and there are some historians who believe that the character Captain Ahab, in Herman Melville's book Moby Dick, drew from Wilkes' reported harsh treatment of his crew and determined resolve to sight Antarctic land (i.e.

Moby Dick - the great "white" whale). The US Exploring Expedition, led by Lt. Charles Wilkes, was the first US exploring and surveying expedition to the South Seas. Six ships carried naval personnel and scientists, who were charged with the task of providing detailed maps of the region for the American shipping industry.

The expedition was at sea from to in the around. Following years of planning and delay, the US Navy launched the U.S. Exploring Expedition in Comprised of 6 vessels staffed by hundreds of officers, sailors and scientists, the expedition was commanded by Lt.

Charles Wilkes. The purpose was to conduct a survey of the Pacific Ocean from Antarctica to the Columbia River Basin.4/5. The "Wilkes Expedition," included naturalists, botanists, a mineralogist, taxidermists, artists and a philologist, and it was carried out by the USS Vincennes ( tons) and USS Peacock Beyond that, it is a marvelous picture of human interactions, military rank discord, human coordination and management techniques and errors, and research and 5/5.

Charles Wilkes and the great U.S. Exploring Expedition by Cheri Wolfe (Book) The private journal of William Reynolds: United States Exploring Expedition, by William Reynolds (Book).

Insix U.S. Navy vessels set out on a great voyage of exploration. Aboard were several hundred seamen and scientists under the command of Lt. Charles Wilkes. Authorized by Congress, the U.S. Exploring Expedition (also known as the Ex. or the Wilkes Expedition) would explore and map the Pacific, Antarctica, and the northwest coast of.

The United States Exploring Expedition of is a milestone in American science. Often referred to as the Wilkes Expedition, this expedition brought back to the United States a wealth of geological, botanical, zoological, anthropological and other materials which created a foundation upon which much of American science was formed.

During August and Septemberthe United States Exploring Expedition, commanded by Lieutenant Charles Wilkes (), carries out a hydrographic survey of the Columbia River from its mouth to the Cascades.

The expedition's appearance at Fort Vancouver alarms the British Hudson's Bay Company officials. British and American Interests.

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Lieutenant Charles Wilkes – Named Maury Island for Lt. William Maury May, In Lt. Charles Wilkes and the United States Exploring Expedition sailed into Puget Sound. To help establish American claims to the area surveyed 49 years earlier by George Vancouver for the British, he gave new names to places.

Wilkes' contributionFile Size: KB. The First Generally Obtainable Edition WILKES, Charles. Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition. During the Years,   "A treasure of a book."—David McCullough The harrowing story of a pathbreaking naval expedition that set out to map the entire Pacific Ocean, dwarfing Lewis and Clark with its discoveries, from the New York Times bestselling author of Valiant Ambition and In the Hurricane's Eye.

A New York Times Notable Book America's first frontier was not the West; it was the sea, and no one writes more /5(33). Excerpt from: Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition. During the Years, By Charles Wilkes, U.S.N., Commander of the. Charles Wilkes. American Naval Officer.

Charles Wilkes spent his entire working life in the United States Navy. He is best known for leading a four-year voyage of exploration that circled the globe, mapped large parts of the Pacific and Australia, and charted over 1, miles (2, kilometers) of. Few people have heard of the Wilkes Expedition, its more commonly used name, and fewer still about the United States Exploring Expedition – or simply the U.S.

Although the expedition became mired in controversy, it nonetheless left behind an important legacy in. On Sunday, Aug.

18,a grand flotilla of six U.S. naval vessels departed from Norfolk, Va., on an exploring expedition around the world. It was the Author: William Goetzmann. The deepest part of the ocean is called the Challenger Deep and is located beneath the western Pacific Ocean in the southern end of the Mariana Trench, which runs several hundred kilometers southwest of the U.S.

territorial island of Guam. Challenger Deep is approximat feet deep. The official website of the Oregon Secretary of State Chronology of events in Oregon history from to U.S. and Great Britain agree to indefinite "joint occupancy" Lt.

Charles Wilkes mounts reconnaissance with U.S. Exploring Expedition. Ewing Young's death leads to public meetings. First Catholic boys' school founded at St. Paul. LRWEE Letters Relating to the Wilkes Exploring Expedition, Rolls of the National Archives microfilm, Records Relating to the United States Exploring Expedition Under the Command of Lt.

Charles Wilkes, (Microcopy 75) MV Magnificent Voyagers: The U.S. Exploring Expedition,Smithsonian Institution Press, It was 19th-century Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle who put forward the theory that history is shaped by the acts of Great Men. US Navy Lt. Charles Wilkes perhaps belongs to a more exclusive group of characters, fictional and historical, who embody the Flawed Great Man Theory, which provides that people who accomplish amazing things often do so despite horrendous shortcomings.

The 'London' Edition of Captain Charles Wilkes' Narrative of the U.S. Exploring Expedition, Michael Organ. University of Wollongong. Abstract: A copy of the rare imperial octavo 'London' edition of Captain Charles Wilkes' Narrative of the United States Exploring 1 exists in the National Library of Australia Expedition collection with original cloth bindings and ornamental blind and.

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Charles Wilkes and his small fleet of ships carried out the most comprehensive American scientific mission since the Lewis and Clark expedition. What was officially called the United States South Seas Exploring Expedition set sail from Norfolk, Virginia, on Aug Author: History Bot.

Atlas accompanies text volumes of The Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition by Charles Wilkes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy 3 imperfect: Covers missing. Phillips, On MaWilkes was appointed to lead the U.S.

Exploring Expedition () which traveled throughout the Pacific Ocean, South Seas, and miles of. Magnificent Voyagers: The U.S. Exploring Expedition, by Viola, Herman J. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   He won the year National Book Award for hi Skip navigation Sign in.

America’s Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, in The US Exploring Expedition   Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, by Nathaniel Philbrick.

Click here for the lowest price. Paperback,Pages: Charles Wilkes spent a small fortune acquiring navigation equipment. He outfitted the expedition with 28 marine chronometers, 12 sextants, a library for each vessel, and many other astronomical and meteorological instruments. The chronometers Wilkes purchased came from the finest English makers.

It is sometimes called the "U.S. Ex." for short, or the "Wilkes Expedition" in honor of its next appointed commanding officer, United States Navy Lieutenant Charles Wilkes. The expedition was of major importance to the growth of science in the United States, in.

From August,to June,Charles Wilkes was the commander of the U. Exploring Expedition. Writing from the U. Ship Vincennes to his wife, his letters are generally lengthy and marvelously detailed. Although little information is included about the specifics of the scientific experiments and specimen gathering, there is a wealth.

Charles Wilkes and the US Exploring Expedition. This one went to air in lateclose to the sesquicentenray of Wilkes' arrival in Sydney. Preparing for it involved reading, among other things, the facsimile of Wilkes' rather contentious + page autobiography.

This is the story of Charles Wilkes, a talented, driven, hard-working yet unseasoned naval officer who was put in charge of the United States Exploring Expedition ("U.S.

Ex-Ex"), an expedition whose mission it was to explore, map, and bring back artifacts from the Pacific. A motley collection of 6 refitted ships made up the expedition's fleet/5().The United States Exploring Expedition under the command of Charles Wilkes left U.S.A.

Aug.returning July The ships in the expedition were the Flying Fish, Oregon, Peacock, Porpoise, Relief, Seagull and Vincennes.