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Description - Voyages of Discovery by Lynne Withey

Voyages of Discovery is the story of the last great age of European sea exploration, when state-supported expeditions driven by both scientific and political motives set out to map the remaining unknown parts of the globe. Focusing on the voyages of the preeminent explorer, Captain James Cook, who commanded three round-the-world expeditions between 1768 and 1780, Lynne Withey illuminates the Pacific islanders' views of their "discoverers" as well.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520065642
ISBN-10: 0520065646
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Pages: 520
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 18-Jan-1989
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lynne Withey

Lynne Withey has taught history at the University of Iowa, Boston University, and the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams.

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