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
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.
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
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.
This thoroughly updated new edition is a must-have for boaters visiting beautiful Desolation Sound.
Author: Anne Yeadon-Jones
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
"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.
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
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.
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, ...
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
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, ...
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
Category: Canary Islands
Deals most heavily with the fifteenth and sixteenth-century colonization of the islands, and includes information on the people, economy, and government.
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
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.
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 ...