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Voyages of discovery : Captain Cook and the exploration of the Pacific

Author: Lynne Withey
Publisher: New York : Morrow, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Makes use of recent scholarship in such disciplines as history, anthropology, art history, and literary criticism to place Captain James Cook in the broader context of Pacific exploration.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Withey, Lynne.
Voyages of discovery.
New York : Morrow, ©1987
(OCoLC)571153027
Online version:
Withey, Lynne.
Voyages of discovery.
New York : Morrow, ©1987
(OCoLC)609040096
Named Person: James Cook; James Cook; James Cook; James Cook
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Withey
ISBN: 0688051154 9780688051150
OCLC Number: 15488483
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: 512 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Prologue : The Royal Society plans a voyage --
[pt]. 1. Foundations : Pacific exploration before Cook --
1. The world beyond Europe --
2. Old ideas and new strategies --
3. Paradise discovered --
4. Preparations --
[pt]. 2. The discovery of Polynesia --
5. Tahiti --
6. Amateur ethnographers --
7. In search of the Southern Continent --
8. Homeward --
9. Mr. Bank's voyage --
[pt]. 3. Circumnavigating the Antarctic --
10. to the Antarctic --
11. Return to Tahiti --
12. The second Antarctic summer --
13. Island hopping across the Pacific --
14. The islands of Quiros --
15. Mai --
[pt]. 4. The search for a Northwest passage --
16. The "friendly islands" --
17. Mai returns --
18. To the Arctic --
19. Kealakekua Bay --
20. Cook the hero --
[pt]. 5. Exploration and empire : the legacy of Cook's voyage --
21. Exploiting the Pacific : convicts, furs, and breadfruit --
22. The end of an era : Vancouver in the Pacific --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Lynne Withey.

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Makes use of recent scholarship in such disciplines as history, anthropology, art history, and literary criticism to place Captain James Cook in the broader context of Pacific exploration.

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