Tag Archives: exploration

A Mighty Man was Jedediah Smith


With the success of The Revenent as a film, and the rebirth of all things fur trade oriented, I thought it might be interesting to focus a blog post on Jedediah Strong Smith, probably the quintessential Mountain Man. Born on January … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Reinterpreting Exploration”


Reinterpreting Exploration: The West in the World. Edited by Dane Kennedy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. Acknowledgments, figures, contributors, index. Vii – 236. ISBN: 978-0-19-975534-9. Hardcover. USD $89.10. Dane Kennedy has assembled a fine collection of historiographical essays on … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Pathfinders”


Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration. By Felipe Fernández-Armesto. New York: W.W. Norton and Co., 2006. 16 pages of color illus., 44 b&w illus., 48 maps. ISBN: 978-0—393-06259-5, hardcover with dustjacket, $27.95USD. 432 pp. It is impossible not to be … Continue reading

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Globalizing Polar Science


I am pleased to announce that the edited collection, Globalizing Polar Science: Reconsidering the International Polar and Geophysical Years, has now appeared. I co-edited this work with James Rodger Fleming and David H. DeVorkin, and it contains 19 chapters relating … Continue reading

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