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Pioneers of the Pacific : voyages of exploration, 1787/1810

Author: Nigel Rigby; Pieter van der Merwe; Glyndwr Williams
Publisher: Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : North American edView all editions and formats
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"The voyages of Captain Cook marked the end of early European voyages in the Pacific and launched a new era of scientific exploration and commercial and colonial exploitation. Introducing six of Cook's immediate successors in the 'Great South Sea', this book draws together accounts of their voyages with illustrations from a wide range of international sources."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rigby, Nigel.
Pioneers of the Pacific.
Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, c2005
(OCoLC)644123978
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Rigby; Pieter van der Merwe; Glyndwr Williams
ISBN: 1889963763 9781889963761
OCLC Number: 61151445
Description: 144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: In the wake of Cook / [Glyn Williams] --
Gentleman, scholar, and seaman: Arthur Phillip and Australia / [Pieter van der Merwe] --
The spirit of discovery: the tragic voyages of Lapérouse / [Nigel Rigby] --
The trials of Captain Bligh / [Pieter van der Merwe] --
The lost voyage of Alejandro Malaspina / [Glyn Williams] --
Acquiring a more complete knowledge: George Vancouver in the North Pacific / [Nigel Rigby] --
An herculean labour: Matthew Flinders' circumnavigation of Australia / [Nigel Rigby].
Responsibility: Nigel Rigby, Pieter van der Merwe, and Glyn Williams.
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"The voyages of Captain Cook marked the end of early European voyages in the Pacific and launched a new era of scientific exploration and commercial and colonial exploitation. Introducing six of Cook's immediate successors in the 'Great South Sea', this book draws together accounts of their voyages with illustrations from a wide range of international sources."--BOOK JACKET.

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