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The story of the Pacific.

Author: Hendrik Willem Van Loon
Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co. [©1940]
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944.
Story of the Pacific.
New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co. [©1940]
(OCoLC)578034564
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hendrik Willem Van Loon
OCLC Number: 415133
Description: 387 pages
Contents: The Panama Canal --
Silent on a bench in Darien --
The prehistoric Pacific : a chapter which makes our own Western explorers look like rather clumsy amateurs --
More guesswork : by what route did these people from the Asiatic mainland penetrate as far as the coast of America? --
The earliest history of Polynesia --
The second discovery of the Pacific : the white man at last appears upon the scene --
The quest of the great unknown continent of the south --
Abel Tasman puts New Holland on the map --
Jacob Roggeveen : the last of the Dutch explorers, followed by many French competitors --
Captain James Cook, R. N. : the man who solved the problem.

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