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Enlightenment and Exploration in the North Pacific 1741-1805, Edited by Stephen Haycox, James Barnett, and Caedmon Liburd - Washington State Historical Society

Enlightenment and Exploration in the North Pacific 1741-1805, Edited by Stephen Haycox, James Barnett, and Caedmon Liburd

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Enlightenment and Exploration in the North Pacific 1741-1805, Edited by Stephen Haycox, James Barnett, and Caedmon Liburd

"Saluting an era of adventure and knowledge seeking, fifteen original essays consider the motivation of European explorers of the Pacific, the science and technology of eighteenth-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 ship-building, navigation, medicine, and diet that made extended voyages possible; and the lasting significance of the explorers' collections, artworks, and journals."


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