Voyages of Discovery: Captain Cook and the Exploration of the Pacific

Voyages of Discovery: Captain Cook and the Exploration of the Pacific

by Lynne Withey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520065646

ISBN-13: 9780520065642

Pub. Date: 01/18/1989

Publisher: University of California Press


Voyages of Discovery is the story of the last great age of European sea exploration, when state-supported expeditions driven by both scientific and political motives set out to map the remaining unknown parts of the globe. Focusing on the voyages of the preeminent explorer, Captain James Cook, who commanded three round-the-world expeditions between 1768 and

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Voyages of Discovery is the story of the last great age of European sea exploration, when state-supported expeditions driven by both scientific and political motives set out to map the remaining unknown parts of the globe. Focusing on the voyages of the preeminent explorer, Captain James Cook, who commanded three round-the-world expeditions between 1768 and 1780, Lynne Withey illuminates the Pacific islanders' views of their "discoverers" as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520065642
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/18/1989
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

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