Enlightenment and Exploration in the North Pacific, 1741-1805

Enlightenment and Exploration in the North Pacific, 1741-1805

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… (more)

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Publisher: University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

Parent ISBN: 9780295975832

Page count: 240 pages

Language: English


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