The Discovery of Islands

The Discovery of Islands

The Discovery of Islands consists of a series of linked essays in British history, written by one of the world's leading historians of political thought and published over the past three decades.

Author: J. G. A. Pocock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139446614

Category: History

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The Discovery of Islands consists of a series of linked essays in British history, written by one of the world's leading historians of political thought and published over the past three decades. Its purpose is to present British history as that of several nations interacting with - and sometimes seceding from - an imperial state. The commentary presents this history as that of an archipelago, expanding across oceans to the Antipodes. Both New Zealand history and the author's New Zealand heritage inform this vision, presenting British history as oceanic and global, complementing (and occasionally criticising) the presentation of that history as European. Professor Pocock's interpretation of British history has been hugely influential in recent years, making The Discovery of Islands a resource of immense value for historians of Britain and the world.
Categories: History

Voyages of Discovery

Voyages of Discovery

Synthesizes the major issues in island archaeological research including human impacts on island ecosystems, island colonization, exchange systems, and theoretical and methodological concerns.

Author: Society for American Archaeology. Meeting

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275979474

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

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Synthesizes the major issues in island archaeological research including human impacts on island ecosystems, island colonization, exchange systems, and theoretical and methodological concerns.
Categories: Social Science

The Discovery of the Pacific Islands

The Discovery of the Pacific Islands

In this book his purpose is to establish the true title to the discovery of the various islands of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia by abstracting from the original records the relevant topographical, nautical, and other clues and ...

Author: Andrew Sharp

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 0313246890

Category: History

Page: 259

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The author has made an intensive study of the early literature of the Pacific. In this book his purpose is to establish the true title to the discovery of the various islands of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia by abstracting from the original records the relevant topographical, nautical, and other clues and comparing them with the modern data.
Categories: History

Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands

Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands

This thoroughly updated new edition is a must-have for boaters visiting beautiful Desolation Sound.

Author: Anne Yeadon-Jones

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

ISBN: 1550175246

Category: Travel

Page: 192

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"Local knowledge is pure gold for the cruising boater who is venturing into unfamiliar waters--or exploring familiar waters anew. Knowing what to expect takes some of the uncertainty and anxiety out of breaking new ground, and adds immeasurably to the safety and enjoyment of discovering new destinations." --Duart Snow, former editor, Pacific Yachting A short cruise north from British Columbia's Gulf Islands lies an area of spectacular natural beauty. Desolation Sound and the nearby Discovery Islands offer a seductive maze of interconnecting waterways which encompass large tracts of accessible wilderness that entice boaters and kayakers to visit each year. Designed to complement official Hydrographic charts, Dreamspeaker Cruising Guides feature over 100 nautically accurate and informative hand-drawn charts of marinas and sheltered anchorages, ranging from safe all-weather havens to secluded one-boat nooks and pristine marine parks. Colour photographs illustrate safe approaches and portray the area's scenic splendour while the easy-to-follow text provides local knowledge about each location, plus tips to enhance your enjoyment--where to find the best spots to anchor, share a romantic sunset, enjoy a fine alfresco picnic, hike to a freshwater lake or locate a welcome hot shower.
Categories: Travel

Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands

Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands

The motivations were scientific and geographic, but at the same time nationalistic and materialistic. A series on global exploration and discovery would not be complete without this book by Quanchi and Robson.

Author: Max Quanchi

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810865280

Category: History

Page: 338

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The South Seas, as this region used to be called, conjured up images of adventure, belles and savages, romance and fabulous fortunes, but the long voyages of discovery and exploration of the vast Pacific Ocean were really an exercise in amazing logistics, navigation, hard grit, shipwreck and pure luck. The motivations were scientific and geographic, but at the same time nationalistic and materialistic. A series on global exploration and discovery would not be complete without this book by Quanchi and Robson. It is ambitious and informative and includes the familiar names of Laperouse, Bougainville, Cook and Dampier, as well as the intriguing stories of the Bounty Mutiny, scurvy, and the mysterious Northwest Passage, Terra Australis Ignotia and Davis Land. There are entries on first contacts, ships, navigational instruments, mapping, and botany. The scene is carefully set in the introduction, the chronology spans several centuries, and the extensive bibliography offers a guide to further reading. There are more than just dry facts in this book. It has a whiff of salt air, the clash of empires, cross-cultural beach encounters and personal adventure.
Categories: History

The Discovery of the Solomon Islands

The Discovery of the Solomon Islands

On Good Friday of the said year we went from this island to another, which is
about a league from it; we found in it a quantity of cocoanuts, and we put a
quantity of them in the brigantine for our sustenance. And whilst we were in this
island, ...

Author: Alvaro de Mendana de Neira

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785880691708

Category: History

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Categories: History

Divers Voyages Touching the Discovery of America and the Islands Adjacent

Divers Voyages Touching the Discovery of America and the Islands Adjacent

Ribault ( Jean ) , 6 ; title of first edition Niça ( Marcos de ) , discovers Sibola , 102
of his work in English , 17 ; speech Nolle ( Antonio ) , discovers the Cape to the
first settlers in Florida , xcvii ; Verde Islands , 45 second voyage to Florida in 1565
 ...

Author: Richard Hakluyt

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822006012454

Category: America

Page: 177

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Categories: America

The Discovery of the Solomon Islands by Alvaro De Menda a in 1568

The Discovery of the Solomon Islands by Alvaro De Menda a in 1568

And, near to the beach, about half a league seaward, were two small inhabited
islands ;1 and further on is another small island of sand to the northwest of these
two islands. And presently we went on, going south-east, for so runs the coast, ...

Author: Basil Thomson

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785876732163

Category: History

Page: 482

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Translated from the original Spanish manuscripts.
Categories: History

The History of the Discovery and Conquest of the Canary Islands

The History of the Discovery and Conquest of the Canary Islands

Tr. from a Spanish Manuscript Lately Found in the Island of Palma. With an
Enquiry Into the Origin of the Ancient Inhabitants. To which is Added, A
Description of the Canary Islands, Including the Modern History of the Inhabitants
, and an ...

Author: Juan de Abreu de Galindo

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000107225

Category: Canary Islands

Page: 368

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Deals most heavily with the fifteenth and sixteenth-century colonization of the islands, and includes information on the people, economy, and government.
Categories: Canary Islands

Tidal Passages

Tidal Passages

Quadra, Read, Cortes, Stuart, Sonora, Maurelle and the Thurlow Islands--these are the beautiful but remote Discovery Islands, located between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia.

Author: Jeanette Taylor

Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company

ISBN: 1550174355

Category: History

Page: 316

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Quadra, Read, Cortes, Stuart, Sonora, Maurelle and the Thurlow Islands--these are the beautiful but remote Discovery Islands, located between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia. This place attracted strong individuals, men and women who were willing to pit themselves against the elements in their search for freedom and self-determination. It was no place for the faint of heart in the days when the waterways were highways. The tides meet in the southern waters of the Islands, creating a mad tidal race of whirlpools and overfalls that can run up to fifteen knots. Discover each of the islands' seven communities, as Jeanette Taylor narrates an engaging story of pioneering, resilience, humour and kinship. "Tidal Passages" features historical images that bring the past to life, and contemporary photographs that offer a glimpse into recent developments and modern life.
Categories: History

The Discovery of the Sea

The Discovery of the Sea

Author: John Horace Parry

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520042379

Category: Science

Page: 279

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Categories: Science

Divers Voyages Touching the Discovery of America and the Islands Adjacent

Divers Voyages Touching the Discovery of America and the Islands Adjacent

This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by the Hakluyt Society in London, 1850.

Author: Richard Hakluyt

Publisher: Elibron Classics

ISBN: 9781402195808

Category: America

Page: 304

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This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by the Hakluyt Society in London, 1850.
Categories: America

The Islands Saw it

The Islands Saw it

Author: Martin J. Noone

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:10574003

Category: Philippines

Page: 476

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Categories: Philippines

Journal Analysis of the islands discovered by the Rurick in the Great Ocean by Krusenstern On the diseases of the crew by Dr Eschscholtz Remarks and opinions of the naturalist of the expedition A v Chamisso

Journal Analysis of the islands discovered by the Rurick in the Great Ocean  by Krusenstern  On the diseases of the crew  by Dr  Eschscholtz  Remarks and opinions of the naturalist of the expedition  A  v  Chamisso

This discovery was besides not accidental . What is much more meritorious than
unexpectedly meeting with an island , he looked for those islands in these parts ,
which have been misplaced in the charts , and employed two months and a half ...

Author: Otto von Kotzebue

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082431754

Category: Discoveries in geography

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Categories: Discoveries in geography