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Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands.

Author: Max Quanchi
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2005.
Series: A to Z guides, 47.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The South Seas, as this region used to be called, conjured up images of adventure, belles and savages, romance and fabulous fortunes, but the long voyages of discovery and exploration of the vast Pacific Ocean were really an exercise in amazing logistics, navigation, hard grit, shipwreck and pure luck. The motivations were scientific and geographic, but at the same time nationalistic and materialistic. A series on  Read more...
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Quanchi, Max.
Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Max Quanchi
ISBN: 9780810865280 0810865289
OCLC Number: 781359909
Description: 1 online resource (385 pages).
Contents: Editor's Foreword; Preface; List of Maps; Pacific Islands and Their First European Visitors; Chronologies; Maps; Introduction; The Dictionary; Bibliography; Appendix Associations, Libraries, and Societies; About the Authors.
Series Title: A to Z guides, 47.

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The South Seas, as this region used to be called, conjured up images of adventure, belles and savages, romance and fabulous fortunes, but the long voyages of discovery and exploration of the vast Pacific Ocean were really an exercise in amazing logistics, navigation, hard grit, shipwreck and pure luck. The motivations were scientific and geographic, but at the same time nationalistic and materialistic. A series on global exploration and discovery would not be complete without this book by Quanchi and Robson. It is ambitious and informative and includes the familiar names of Laperouse, Bougain.

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