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Follow in the tracks of the U.S. Exploring Expedition by reading Charles Wilkes' Narrative or by exploring the scientific volumes covering such topics as ethnology, plants and animals, and meteorology.

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Explore in more detail the results of the Expedition. Examine details from the publications as well as objects brought back from around the world.

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