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The great ocean : Pacific worlds from Captain Cook to the gold rush

The great ocean : Pacific worlds from Captain Cook to the gold rush

Author: David Igler
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Pacific of the early eighteenth century was not a single ocean but a vast and varied waterscape, a place of baffling complexity, with 25,000 islands and seemingly endless continental shorelines. But with the voyages of Captain James Cook, global attention turned to the Pacific, and European and American dreams of scientific exploration, trade, and empire grew dramatically. By the time of the California gold  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Igler
ISBN: 9780199914951 0199914958
OCLC Number: 811599695
Description: xi, 255 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : ocean worlds --
Seas of commerce --
Disease, sex, and indigenous depopulation --
Hostages and captives --
The great hunt --
Naturalists and natives in the great ocean --
Assembling the Pacific --
Conclusion : when East became West.
Responsibility: David Igler.
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A groundbreaking and lyrically written work that explores the world of the Pacific Ocean.  Read more...


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[builds] on generations of scholarshipby historians in, and of, the Pacific... [The Great Ocean makes] great strides towards bringing the Americas into Pacific historyand broadening world history to Read more...

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