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Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition 1838-1842 Volume 5 (Paperback) Loot Price: R570
Discovery Miles 5 700
Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition 1838-1842 Volume 5 (Paperback): Charles Wilkes
Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition 1838-1842 Volume 5 (Paperback): Charles Wilkes

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Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition 1838-1842 Volume 5 (Paperback)

Charles Wilkes

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Loot Price R570 Discovery Miles 5 700

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 Excerpt: ...assigned the island, between longitude 175 W. and 174 20' E. I am fully satisfied that it does not exist within those meridians. Having been thus retarded, the fear I entertained of meeting with light, and in all probability, westerly winds, determined me to forego my visit to Strong's and Ascension Islands, and haul to the northward, to look for some of the many shoals laid down on the track usually pursued by ships bound to the China Seas. After this determination was made, I hauled up for an island said to exist in longitude 171 42' E., and latitude 16 N. On the night of the 15th we hove-to in order to run over the locality by daylight. This position was passed over, and forty miles to the westward of it explored, but nothing indicating a proximity to land was seen. The supposed site of Cornwallis Island, in longitude 169 33' E., and latitude 16 51' N., was in like manner passed over. Wake's Island next claimed my attention. On the 19th we reached its parallel, and hove-to till daylight of the 20th, when we discovered it, bearing west-by-north, about nine miles distant. The wind was light from the north-northeast. After breakfast, several boats were sent to survey the island. Wake's Island is a low coral one, of triangular form, and eight feet above the surface. It has a large lagoon in the centre, which was well filled with fish of a variety of species; among these were some fine mullet. There is no fresh water on the island, and neither pandanus nor cocoa-nut trees. It has upon it the shrubs which are usually found on the low islands of the Pacific, the most abundant of which was the Tournefortia. Mr. Peale found here the short-tailed albatross, and procured an egg from its nest. The birds were quite tame, although they were not so numerous as we had b...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Charles Wilkes
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 200
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-79216-5
Barcode: 9781153792165
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LSN: 1-153-79216-8

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