Pioneers Of The Pacific. Voyages Of Exploration 1787 - 1810
Rigby Nigel, Van Der Merwe
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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: University Of Western Australia Press
Publisher Place: Crawley
Publisher Year: 2005
Edition: First Edition
Description: 143 pages. Ex-Library. (only one small stamp on inside page). Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout.
Publishers Description: The figure of Captain Cook understandably dominates the story of Pacific exploration, but one of the effects of his fame has been that the many voyages of science and exploration following him to the Pacific have not received the attention they have deserved, especially in Britain. Pioneers of the Pacific aims to correct this imbalance through the voyages of exploration that continued Cook's work of charting the Pacific. These voyages, by William Bligh, George Vancouver, Matthew Flinders, La Perouse and Arthur Phillip, span a time that saw Britain become the world's leading maritime power.