From maps to metaphors : the Pacific world of George Vancouver /
edited by Robin Fisher and Hugh Johnston.
Vancouver : UBC Press, c1993.
viii, 353 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Vancouver : UBC Press, c1993.
general note
Selected papers from the Vancouver Conference on Exploration and Discovery, held April 23-26, 1992 at Simon Fraser University.
local note
HOLDINGS: c. 1-2.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Table of Contents
Illustrations and Maps
How the Squamish Remember George Vancouverp. 3
Introductionp. 6
James Cook and the European Discovery of Polynesiap. 19
Myth and Reality: The Theoretical Geography of Northwest America from Cook to Vancouverp. 35
Vancouver's Survey Methods and Surveysp. 51
Vancouver's Chronometersp. 70
A Notable Absence: The Lateness and Lameness of Russian Discovery and Exploration in the North Pacific, 1639-1803p. 85
Nootka Sound and the Beginnings of Britain's Imperialism of Free Tradep. 104
Seduction before Sovereignty: Spanish Efforts to Manipulate the Natives in Their Claims to the Northwest Coastp. 127
Dangerous Liaisons: Maquinna, Quadra, and Vancouver in Nootka Sound, 1790-51p. 160
Art and Exploration: The Responses of Northwest Coast Native Artists to Maritime Explorers and Fur Tradersp. 176
Kidnapped: Tuki and Huru's Involuntary Visit to Norfolk Island in 1793p. 191
Banks and Menzies: Evolution of a Journalp. 227
The Intellectual Discovery and Exploration of Polynesiap. 245
The Burden of Terra Australis: Experiences of Real and Imagined Landsp. 263
Appendices: Vancouver's Instruments, Charts, and Drawingsp. 291
Notesp. 299
Indexp. 339
Contributorsp. 355
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