Science and Exploration in the Pacific

Science and Exploration in the Pacific

European Voyages to the Southern Oceans in the Eighteenth Century

Edited by Margarette Lincoln

Paperback
$34.95

Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

The exploration of the Pacific in the eighteenth century by western Europeans has an enduring fascination for both specialists and a wider public. Within this field, Cook's voyages have a particular appeal: they include exciting elements of danger, scientific investigation, encounters between different cultures. The essays in this volume take as their point of departure Cook's first voyage in the Endeavour (1768-71); they re-evaluate its political and social context, look at the expectations and outcomes of the event, and focus on the scientific and cultural issues emerging from this and subsequent Pacific voyages.

Details

December 1998
18 black and white, 3 line illustrations
248 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780851158365
Format: Paperback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HBLL
BISAC HIS037030
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