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Background to discovery : Pacific exploration from Dampier to Cook

Howse, Derek, ed.

 Berkeley : University of California Press, 1990

"Background to Discovery recounts the great voyages of discovery, from Dampier to Cook, that excited such fervent political and popular interest in eighteenth-century Europe. Perhaps this book's greatest strength lies in its remarkable synthesis of both the achievements of European maritime exploration and the political, economic, and scientific motives behind it."Publisher's description