Enlightenment and exploration in the North Pacific, 1741-1805

by Stephen W. Haycox

Paper Book, 1997

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Available

Publication

Seattle : Published for the Cook Inlet Historical Society [located] in the Anchorage Museum of History and Art by the University of Washington Press, c1997.

Description

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.

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1553
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