Preface List of illustrations 1 What is (and is not) Exploration? 2 The Peopling of the Earth 3 First Forays 4 The Age of Exploration 5 Exploration and the Enlightenment 6 Exploration and Empire 7 The Ends of the Earth Epilogue: Final Frontiers? References Further Reading Index
Stewart A. Weaver is a Professor of History, University of Rochester. He is the co-author (with Maurice Isserman) of Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes, which won the National Outdoor Book Award for History and Biography and the Banff Mountain Festival Award for mountaineering history.
In 35,000 words (130 pages) is it possible to give appropriate scope to the subject as a whole and still say something meaningful about he explorer, the subaltern, the contact zone or the encounter? In Stewart Weaver's hands, yes. Written with a deft touch, his account of exploration gives scope while still finding room for subjects that require special detail and analysis. * Studies in Travel Writing *