Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere 1846-1852 Search this
North Pacific Ocean
Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography
Includes notes on sources, index, bibliography and appendix (ship's data).
Although this work focuses on specific expeditions, Ponko also touches upon the relationships between the Smithsonian Institution, United States Navy and the U.S. Government in relation to exploring. Discusses naval exploration in the United States and its relationship with the U.S. military and Congress. Includes chapter on Wilkes Expedition (1838-1842), Lynch Expedition (Dead Sea, River Jordan, 1847-1849), Herndon-Gibbon Expedition (Amazon region, 1851-1852), Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere (1846-1852), Page Expedition (Rio Paraguay and Rio de la Plata, 1853-1856), Perry Expedition (China and Japan, 1852-1854), and others, including Western Africa, the Arctic, North Pacific, Bering Strait and China Sea. Also addresses the Smithsonian's contributions to these explorations.