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The A to Z of the discovery and exploration of the Pacific Islands

Author: Max Quanchi; John Robson
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2009.
Series: To Z guides, 47.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The A to Z of the Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands presents the familiar names of Laperouse, Bougainville, Cook, and Dampier, as well as intriguing stories of The Bounty mutiny, scurvy, and the mysterious Northwest Passage, Terra Australis Ignotia, and Davis Land. Also included are entries on first contacts, ships, navigational instruments, mapping, and botany. The scene is carefully set in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Chronologies
Dictionaries
History
Chronology
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Quanchi; John Robson
ISBN: 9780810868304 081086830X
OCLC Number: 422763223
Notes: Originally published as: The historical dictionary of the discovery and exploration of the Pacific Islands. 2005.
Description: lxxii, 299 pages, [12] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Series Title: To Z guides, 47.
Other Titles: Historical dictionary of the discovery and exploration of the Pacific Islands
Discovery and exploration of the Pacific Islands
Responsibility: Max Quanchi ; John Robson.

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"The A to Z of the Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands presents the familiar names of Laperouse, Bougainville, Cook, and Dampier, as well as intriguing stories of The Bounty mutiny, scurvy, and the mysterious Northwest Passage, Terra Australis Ignotia, and Davis Land. Also included are entries on first contacts, ships, navigational instruments, mapping, and botany. The scene is carefully set in the introduction, the chronology spans several centuries, and the extensive bibliography offers a guide to further reading. This book is more than just dry facts; it has a whiff of salt air, the clash of empires, cross-cultural beach encounters, and personal adventure"--Back cover.

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