Enlightenment and Exploration in the North Pacific, 1741-1805 by Stephen W. Haycox

Enlightenment and Exploration in the North Pacific, 1741-1805

EditorStephen W. Haycox, James K. Barnett, Caedmon Liburd

Paperback | June 1, 1997

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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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Title:Enlightenment and Exploration in the North Pacific, 1741-1805Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 10.02 × 7.02 × 0.54 inPublished:June 1, 1997Publisher:University of Washington Press and Cook Inlet Historical Society in the Anchorage Museum of History

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ISBN - 10:0295975830

ISBN - 13:9780295975832

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Saluting an era of adventure and discovery, Enlightenment and Exploration in the North Pacific 1741-1805 contains 15 original essays relating to the significance of Spanish, French and British voyages. The journals, letters and artwork of the explorers reveal a fascination with native culture, rapid advances in shipbuilding and navigation, the discovery of new plant and animal species and a changing diet as a result of their extended voyage.