After doing your own world exploration during your summer vacation, come back to the North Campus Library and have a look at this month's featured reference work, The Oxford Companion to World Exploration, edited by David Buisseret. From the back cover:
From Antarctica to the North Pole, The Oxford Companion to World Exploration offers more than 700 articles on topics of exploration worldwide, including advances in navigation, voyages to the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age. Each article is signed by a leading scholar in the field. This landmark set provides students, scholars, and enthusiasts with a treasure trove of information on this dynamic field of study.
The Oxford Companion to World Exploration can be found in the library at REF G 80 .O95 2007.