Science and exploration in the Pacific : European voyages to the Southern oceans in the eighteenth century / edited by Margarette Lincoln.
By: Lincoln, Margarette
Contributor(s): Cook, James | National Maritime Museum (Great Britain) | Royal SocietyLanguage: English Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk : Boydell Press, National Maritime Museum, 1998.Description: xix, 228p. : ill., plates ; 24cm.ISBN: 0851157211
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Edited papers from a conference held in 1997 by the National Maritime Museum in association with the Royal Society, to mark the voyage to and around Britain of Endavour II, the Australian replica of Cook's ship Endavour.
Contents: Foreword / Richard Ormond; The Endavour voyage: a coincidence of motives / Glyndwr Williams; Shaking off the Spanish yoke: British schemes to revolutionise America, 1739-1807 / Alan Frost; Joseph Banks and the expansion of empire / J. Gascoigne; From the South Seas to the sun: the astronomy of Cook's voyages / W. Orchiston; Malaspina and the shrinking Spanish lake / Donald C. Cutter; The politics and pragmatics of seaborne plant transportation / Nigel Rigby; Lord Sandwich's collection of Polynesian artefacts / P. Gathercole; Cook and Tupaia / David Turnbull; Note on the drawings by an unknown artist from the voyage of the Endavour / Harold B. Carter; The Point Venus "scene" / Neil Rennie; Translating cultures: William Ellis and missionary writing / Rod Edmond; Tails of wonder: constructions of the Kangeroo in late 18th century scientific discourse / Markmann Ellis; Unruly subjects: sexuality, science and discipline in 18th century Pacific exploration / Neil Hegarty; Cook and the new anthropology / Jackie Huggins.