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Exploring the Pacific, Revised Edition

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 m… (See Below for Full Description)
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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 explorers 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 Núñez de Balboa, Ferdinand Magellan, Álvaro de Mendaña, and James Cook.

Coverage 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
  • The real Robinson Crusoe.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-1-60413-197-0
ISBN-10 1604131977
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-2948-8
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Discovery and Exploration
Author Martha Vail; General Editors: John S. Bowman and Maurice Isserman
Publication Date 11/1/2009
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color and black-and-white photographs, illustrations, and maps. Chronology and timeline. Sidebars. Bibliography. Glossary. Further resources. Web sites. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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