Observations Made During a Voyage Round the World

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Honolulu, HI, U.S.A. 1996 Hard Cover First American Edition New in New jacket 9 1/2 x 8. The color plates called for after P 320 are actually after P194. 446 pp.

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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.
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Forster made his Observations as a member of Cook's second voyage of 1772 to 1775. Though written as a popular travel narrative in 1778, this is now worthy of any history shelf for its period information on natural history and navigation. This edition includes 42 illustrations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824817251
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • 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
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Preface 9
A Journal of the Voyage round the World in the Resolution 11
I Remarks on the Earth and Lands, their Inequalities, Strata, and Constituent Parts 23
II Remarks on Water and the Ocean 45
III Remarks on the Atmosphere and its Changes, Meteors and Phoenomena 79
IV Remarks on the Changes of our Globe 97
V Remarks on the Organic Bodies 113
VI Remarks on the Human Species in the South-Sea Isles 143
List of Subscribers 377
Appendix I: Forster's Pacific Placenames 381
Appendix II: Forster's Polynesian Linguistics 383
Notes 401
Bibliography 433
Index 443
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