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Wilkes, Charles 1798-1877

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Works: 610 works in 1,194 publications in 4 languages and 12,008 library holdings
Genres: Naval history  Biography  History  Maps  Observations  Trials, litigation, etc  Charts, diagrams, etc  Sources  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Cartographer, Photographer, Creator, Other
Classifications: Q115, 359.3310924
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Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 by Charles Wilkes( Book )

131 editions published between 1844 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States Exploring Expedition was the first American scientific expedition of any size, charged to "extend the bounds of Science and promote the acquisition of knowledge," and was one of the most ambitious Pacific expeditions ever attempted' (Forbes). The expedition represents 'the first governmental sponsorship of scientific endeavor and was instrumental in the nation's westward expansion. Specimens gathered by expedition scientists became the foundation collections of the Smithsonian Institution. Significant American contributions in the fields of geology, botany, conchology, anthropology, and linguistics came from the scientific work of the expedition. Wilkes's evaluations of his landfalls influenced later U.S. positions in those areas' (Dictionary of American Biography). 'The chief fields of exploration in this expedition were the coast of the Antarctic continent, the islands of the Pacific Ocean, and the American northwest coast. In total some 280 islands in the Pacific and adjacent waters and 800 miles of streams and coasts in the Oregon country were surveyed, and 1,600 miles of the the coast of Antarctica were charted. After leaving Hampton Roads in 1838, the expedition visited Madeira, the Cape Verde Islands, Brazil, Patagonia, the South Shetland Islands, Peter Island, Chile, and Peru, before proceeding to the Tuamotu or the low Archipelago, the Samoa Islands, and New South Wales. From Sydney, Wilkes sailed into the region now known as Wilkesland in Antarctica. He visited New Zealand, Tonga, the Fiji group, and the Hawaiian Islands in 1840, and in 1841 explored the west coast of North America. Much valuable information is given on the Columbia River, the Willamette Valley, Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Sacramento Valley, and the findings on the northwest coast of America proved timely in light of the dispute with Great Britain over the Oregon Territory. The Wilkes expedition also visited San Francisco bay and the Sacramento River. Crossing the Pacific, Wilkes called at the Philippine Islands, the Sulu Archipelago, Borneo, Singapore, and, rounding the Cape of Good Hope, finally reached New York in 1842, having sailed round the world'
Synopsis of the cruise of the U.S. exploring expedition, during the years 1838, '39, '40, '41 & '42 by Charles Wilkes( Book )

3 editions published in 1842 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Columbia River to the Sacramento by Charles Wilkes( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western America, including California and Oregon, with maps of those regions, and of "the Sacramento Valley" by Charles Wilkes( Book )

19 editions published between 1849 and 1981 in English and German and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Map of the Oregon Territory by Charles Wilkes( )

24 editions published between 1841 and 1954 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis of the cruise of the U.S. exploring expedition, during the years 1838, '39, '40, '41 & '42 : to which is added a list of officers and scientific corps attached to the expedition by Charles Wilkes( Book )

13 editions published between 1842 and 2010 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage round the world : embracing the principal events of the narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition in one volume : illustrated with one hundred and seventy-eight engravings on wood by Charles Wilkes( Book )

9 editions published between 1849 and 1851 in English and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United States exploring expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 by United States Exploring Expedition( Book )

in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of the winds by Charles Wilkes( Book )

9 editions published between 1856 and 2010 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel accounts of the Islands (1832-1858)( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statement of Charles Wilkes, a commander in the U.S. Navy, of the survey of the mouth of the Columbia River : by the United States Exploring Expedition by Charles Wilkes( Book )

7 editions published between 1846 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The former Philippines thru foreign eyes by Austin Craig( Book )

10 editions published between 1916 and 2007 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defence of Com. Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. : late Acting Rear Admiral, in command of the West India Squadron, read before a general court martial, on charges preferred by the Secretary of the Navy by Charles Wilkes( Book )

5 editions published between 1864 and 2000 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir on the Trent Affair by An. Michele Costi( Book )

6 editions published in 1865 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United States exploring expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 by Charles Wilkes( Book )

26 editions published between 1845 and 1971 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notices of the harbor at the mouth of the Columbia River by James Blair( Book )

5 editions published in 1846 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meteorology by Charles Wilkes( Book )

5 editions published in 1851 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the circulation of the oceans by Charles Wilkes( Book )

2 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The former Philippines thru foreign eyes
Alternative Names
Çarlz Vilks

Čārlzs Vilkss

Charles Wilkes

Charles Wilkes Amerikaans ontdekkingsreiziger (1798-1877)

Charles Wilkes esploratore statunitense

Charles Wilkes US-amerikanischer Marineoffizier und Polarforscher

Уилкс, Чарльз

Чарлз Вілкс

Чарлз Уилкс

צ'ארלס וילקס

جهارلەس ولکەس

چارلز ویلکس

チャールズ・ウィルクス

查尔斯·威尔克斯

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The former Philippines thru foreign eyesLt. Charles Wilkes and the great U.S. Exploring ExpeditionThe life of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane, and other distinguished American explorers: containing narratives of their researches and adventures in remote and interesting portions of the globeSea of glory : [America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842]Sea of glory : [America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842]The private journal of William Reynolds : United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842Sea of glory : the epic South Seas Expedition 1838-42