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The Great Ocean: Pacific World from Captain Cook to the Gold Rush


Year: 2013
Language: english
Author: David Igler
Genre: History
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Edition: First
ISBN: 9780199914951
Format: PDF
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 268
Description: In the early eighteenth century, the Pacific was not a single ocean, but a vast and varied waterscape, a place of baffling complexity, with 25,000 islands and seemingly endless continental shorelines. But with the voyages of Captain James Cook, global attention turned to the Pacific, and European and American dreams of scientific exploration, trade, and empire grew dramatically. By the time of the California gold rush, the Pacific's many shores were fully integrated into world markets-and world consciousness.
The Great Ocean draws on hundreds of documented voyages and stories. These stories--and the historical themes that tie them together--offer a fresh perspective on the oceanic worlds of the eastern Pacific. Ambitious and broadly conceived, The Great Ocean is the first book to weave together American, oceanic, and world history in a path-breaking portrait of the Pacific world.
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