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Science and exploration in the Pacific : European voyages to the Southern oceans in the eighteenth century

By: Carter, Harold(Contributions by) Cutter, Donald C (Contributor)(Contributions by) Ellis, Markman(Contributions by) Frost, Alan(Contributions by) Gascoigne, John(Contributions by) Hegarty, Neil(Contributions by) Huggins, Jackie(Contributions by) Turnbull, David(Contributions by) Williams, Glyndwr(Contributions by) Lincoln, Margarette(Edited by)

0851158366 / 9780851158365
Paperback
27/09/2001
Out of print
United Kingdom
24 cm xix, 228p. : ill.
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Reprint. Originally published: 1998.

The exploration of the Pacific in the eighteenth century by western Europeans has an enduring fascination for both specialists and a wider public.

Within this field, Cook's voyages have a particular appeal: they include exciting elements of danger, scientific investigation, encounters between different cultures.

The essays in this volume take as their point of departure Cook's first voyage in the Endeavour (1768-71); they re-evaluate its political and social context, look at the expectations and outcomes of the event, and focus on the scientific and cultural issues emerging from this and subsequent Pacific voyages.

BIC:

1M Australasia, Oceania & other land areas, 1QSPS South Pacific, 3JF c 1700 to c 1800, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, JFCX History of ideas, PDX History of science, RGR Geographical discovery & exploration

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