Exploring the Pacific by Martha Vail
  

Exploring the Pacific

Written by Martha Vail
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Part of the Discovery and Exploration Series

RRP £37.50

Synopsis

Exploring the Pacific by Martha Vail

Each ship that ventured into the Pacific around the Cape of Good Hope, through the Strait of Magellan, or around Cape Horn carried the hope and ambitions of its sponsoring nation. The Pacific, perhaps even more so than the Americas or Africa, became the playing board for the global game of imperial chess. By the 20th century, only the most remote and inhospitable islands were free from American, European, or South American colonial administration. Exploring the Pacific, Revised Edition explains how explores of the Pacific region expanded geographical knowledge and contributed to human understanding by generating maps, charts, paintings, and reports. The book covers such explorers as Bartolomeu Dias, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Ferdinand Magellan, Alvaro de Mendana, and James Cook. Coverage of this book includes: early Pacific navigation; art of the Pacific peoples; the struggle between the Spanish and Portuguese to gain control of the spice trade; the South Seas Bubble; Captain James Cook's three voyages in the Pacific; and, the real Robinson Crusoe.

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Format

Hardback
120 pages

Author

Martha Vail
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Publisher

Chelsea House Publishers

Publication date

1st November 2009

ISBN

9781604131970


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