Observations Made During a Voyage Round the World

Observations Made During a Voyage Round the World

by Johann Reinhold Forster
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824817257

ISBN-13: 9780824817251

Pub. Date: 06/28/1996

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

Johann Reinhold Forster's Observations Made During A Voyage Round The World, first published in 1778, is the most significant and substantial analysis of non-Western cultures to have emerged from the Cook voyages. It derived from Forster's appointment as naturalist on Cook's second voyage of 1772-1775, which dramatically extended European cartographic and ethnographic…  See more details below

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Johann Reinhold Forster's Observations Made During A Voyage Round The World, first published in 1778, is the most significant and substantial analysis of non-Western cultures to have emerged from the Cook voyages. It derived from Forster's appointment as naturalist on Cook's second voyage of 1772-1775, which dramatically extended European cartographic and ethnographic knowledge in the Pacific and the Antarctic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824817251
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
526
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 9.45(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Johann Reinhold Forster and His Observations
"On the Varieties of the Human Species": Forster's Comparative Ethnology
Looking at Women: Forster's Observations in the South Pacific
"A Kind of Linnaean Being": Forster and Eighteenth-Century Natural History
Textual Note
Advertisement for the Observations
Preface9
A Journal of the Voyage round the World in the Resolution11
IRemarks on the Earth and Lands, their Inequalities, Strata, and Constituent Parts23
IIRemarks on Water and the Ocean45
IIIRemarks on the Atmosphere and its Changes, Meteors and Phoenomena79
IVRemarks on the Changes of our Globe97
VRemarks on the Organic Bodies113
VIRemarks on the Human Species in the South-Sea Isles143
List of Subscribers377
Appendix I: Forster's Pacific Placenames381
Appendix II: Forster's Polynesian Linguistics383
Notes401
Bibliography433
Index443

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