The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia

  title={The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia},
  author={Dane Kennedy},
For a British Empire that stretched across much of the globe at the start of the nineteenth century, the interiors of Africa and Australia remained intriguing mysteries. The challenge of opening these continents to imperial influence fell to a proto-professional coterie of determined explorers. They sought knowledge, adventure, and fame, but often experienced confusion, fear, and failure. The Last Blank Spaces follows the arc of these explorations, from idea to practice, from intention to… Expand
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