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The Penguin historical atlas of the Pacific

Author: Colin McEvedy
Publisher: New York : Penguin Reference, 1998.
Series: Penguin reference books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Atlas : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Features forty-nine double-page spreads with text facing the maps that provide overviews of crucial moments in the history of the Pacific and the lands around it, from the formation of the ocean to the end of the twentieth century. The spreads show the movements of peoples along the Pacific Rim, the occupation of oceanic islands, the development of islands, the development of nations, and the rise and fall of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Maps
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McEvedy, Colin.
Penguin historical atlas of the Pacific.
New York : Penguin Reference, 1998
(OCoLC)655302243
Material Type: Atlas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin McEvedy
ISBN: 0140254285 9780140254280
OCLC Number: 40282858
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 120 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part one: Setting the scene (28 million years ago ; 125 thousand years ago ; 9250 BC ; 4000 BC ; 1200 BC ; 210 BC ; AD 50 ; AD 440 ; Population and trade routes to AD 440 ; AD 800 ; Literacy in AD 800 ; AD 1150 ; AD 1294 ; AD 1415 ; AD 1513) Part two: The ocean defined (AD 1522 ; AD 1569 ; The European geographer's perception of the Pacific in AD 1569 ; AD 1590 ; AD 1600 ; The European geographer's perception of the Pacific in AD 1625 ; The European geographer's perception of the Pacific in AD 1650 ; AD 1650 ; AD 1689 ; AD 1721 ; AD 1741) Part three: From Cook to Perry (AD 1767 ; AD 1772 ; AD 1782 ; AD 1790 ; AD 1805 ; AD 1835 ; AD 1848 ; AD 1860 ; Population in AD 1875) Part four: Modern times (AD 1886 ; AD 1907 ; AD 1935 ; December 7, 1941 --
March 15, 1942 ; May 7, 1942 ; June 3, 1942 ; February 9, 1943 ; June 19, 1944 ; October 24, 1944 ; August 15, 1945 ; December 31, 1950 ; January 1, 1998)
Series Title: Penguin reference books.
Other Titles: Historical atlas of the Pacific
Responsibility: Colin McEvedy.

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Outlines the history of the Pacific, covering the first colonisations, the movements of the Polynesians, the voyages of Magellan and the Elizabethan circumnavigators, Tasman's discovery of Hawaii and  Read more...

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