Science, Empire and the European Exploration of the Pacific: Lands, Peoples and History of the Pacific, 1500-1900: Volume 6

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Aldershot, Eng. 2004 Hardcover Very Good. No Jacket Book. 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. Full blue cloth over boards, spine and covers stamped in gold, includes maps and black and white ... illustrations. Slight wear on spine; small whitish smudge (ca. 1/2" x 1 1/2") on back cover, otherwise fine. Volume six of The Pacific world: lands, peoples and history of the Pacific, 1500-1900. An excellent collection of essays by experts, edited by Tony Ballantyne. Read more Show Less

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754635628
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Series: Pacific World Series
  • Pages: 367
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 9.68 (h) x 1.46 (d)

Table of Contents

1 'South Sea' to 'Pacific Ocean' 3
2 Mercator's southern continent : its origins, influence and gradual demise 11
3 Shared vision : Herman Moll and his circle and the Great South Sea 43
4 Finding the way home : Spanish exploration of the round-trip route across the Pacific Ocean 55
5 Eighteenth century science and the voyages of discovery 75
6 A Royal Society appointment with Venus in 1769 : the voyage of Cook and Banks in the Endeavour in 1768-71 and its botanical results 93
7 The ship as a scientific instrument in the eighteenth century 123
8 Banks, Bligh and breadfruit 139
9 Scientific books and instruments for an eighteenth-century voyage around the world : Antonio Pineda and the Malaspina expedition 157
10 Of fish and men : Spanish marine science during the late eighteenth century 171
11 The search for a sea passage from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific via North America's coast : on the history of a scientific competition 199
12 (En)-countering knowledge traditions : the story of Cook and Tupaia 225
13 'Le President des Terres Australes' : Charles de Brosses and the French enlightenment beginnings of oceanic anthropology 247
14 Seamen and philosophers in the South Seas in the age of Captain Cook 277
15 Melanesians and Polynesians : ethnic typifications inside and outside anthropology 297
16 The 'Oriental Renaissance' in the Pacific : Orientalism, language and ethnogenesis in the British Pacific 321
17 Minute particulars and the representation of South Pacific discovery 345
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