Enlightenment and Exploration in the North Pacific, 1741-1805

Author: Stephen W. Haycox,James K. Barnett,Caedmon A. Liburd
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Category: General & World History, History Of The Americas, Social & Cultural History, Geography Books, Geographical Discovery & Exploration
Book Format: Paperback

Saluting an era of adventure and knowledge seeking, fifteen original essays consider the motivations of European explorers of the Pacific, the science and technology of 18th-century exploration, and the significance of Spanish, French, and British voyages. Among the topics discussed are the quest by enlightenment scientists for new species of plant and animal life, and their fascination with Native cultures; advances in shipbuilding, navigation, medicine, and diet that made extended voyages possible; and the lasting significance of the explorers' collections, artworks, and journals.


SKU BK-9780295975832
Barcode # 9780295975832
Brand University of Washington Press
Artist / Author Stephen W. Haycox, James K. Barnett, Caedmon A. Liburd
Shipping Weight 0.5000kg
Shipping Width 17.800m
Shipping Height 1.500m
Shipping Length 25.400m

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