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Enlightenment and exploration in the North Pacific, 1741-1805 /
edited by Stephen Haycox, James K. Barnett, Caedmon A. Liburd.
imprint
Seattle : Published for the Cook Inlet Historical Society in the Anchorage Museum of History and Art by the University of Washington Press, c1997.
description
xii, 220 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0295975830 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Seattle : Published for the Cook Inlet Historical Society in the Anchorage Museum of History and Art by the University of Washington Press, c1997.
isbn
0295975830 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
1366106
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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 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 shipbuilding, navigation, medicine, and diet that made extended voyages possible; and the lasting significance of the explorers' collections, artwork, and journals.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
Alaska and the North Pacific: A Crossroads of Empiresp. 3
Spain's Role in Pacific Exploration during the Age of Enlightenmentp. 25
George Vancouver, the Admiralty, and Explorationp. 38
Laperouse 1786: A French Naval Visit to Alaskap. 49
Ethnology in the Enlightenment: The Voyage of Alejandro Malaspina in the Pacificp. 65
The Health of Mariners: Vancouver's Achievementp. 79
The Evolution of Shipbuilding in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 88
Testing a New Technology: Vancouver's Survey and Navigation in Alaskan Waters, 1794p. 103
From Cook to Vancouver: The British Contribution to the Cartography of Alaskap. 116
Russian Mapping of the North Pacific to 1792p. 132
Vancouver: Cautious Collectorp. 149
Images of Native Alaskans in the Work of Explorer Artistsp. 161
The Publication and Readership of Voyage Journals in the Age of Vancouver, 1730-1830p. 176
Efforts at Humane Engagement: Indian-Spanish Encounters in Bucareli Bay, 1779p. 187
George Vancouver and the Native Peoples of the Northwest Coastp. 198
Contributorsp. 211
Indexp. 213
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