Enlightenment and Exploration in the North Pacific, 1741-1805

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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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A Crossroads of Empires James K Barnett
3
Spains Role in Pacific Exploration during the Age of Enlightenment
25
George Vancouver the Admiralty and Exploration Glyndwr Williams
38
A French Naval Visit to Alaska Robin Inglis
49
The Voyage of Alejandro Malaspina in
65
Vancouvers Achievement John M Naish
79
The Evolution of Shipbuilding in the Eighteenth Century John Kendrick
88
Vancouvers Survey and Navigation in Alaskan
103
Russian Mapping of the North Pacific to 1792 Carol Urness
132
Cautious Collector J C H King
149
Images of Native Alaskans in the Work of Explorer Artists
161
The Publication and Readership of Voyage Journals in the Age of Vancouver
176
Indian Spanish Encounters in Bucareli Bay 1779
187
George Vancouver and the Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast
198
Contributors
211
Copyright

The British Contribution to the Cartography of Alaska
116

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Over de auteur (1997)

Keith R. Benson is professor of history at the University of Washington. Philip F. Rehbock was professor of history at the University of Hawaii.

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