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Exploration of the Pacific.

J. C. Beaglehole

Exploration of the Pacific.

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Published by A. and C. Black in London .
Written in English


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Pagination412p. :
Number of Pages412
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15556102M

A regular trade developed that carried Peruvian silver up the coast to Panama where it was carried overland to the Caribbean and part to Spain. It later expanded again to include the far northern lands beyond the Baltic and another and dazzling civilization in the Far East the medieval view. What we know of them is based on old tradition, local legends and a few unreliable histories. Political and business rivalries contended to stop any project, or even preparation for the project, for a number of years.

Until Captain Cook the east coast was completely unknown and New Zealand had only been seen once. In the Spanish founded a colony on Guam as a resting place for west-bound galleons. Gradually, but slowly, man began to tame them. It is to Cook and the naturalists and scholars who took part in his three expeditions that Europeans owe the first systematic, reliable maps, the earliest comprehensive surveys of the geological structures and the flora and fauna of the Pacific islands. But discoverers and settlers did venture out onto those waters, probably as early as B.

Most were Italians, as trade between Europe and the Middle East was controlled mainly by the Maritime republics. Man wanted to know more about his world, and each discoverer, returning to his home base, made his contribution to the growing and exciting sum of human knowledge. In two ships were built on the Pacific coast. He reached the continent between Point St.


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Exploration of the Pacific. book

She was a sorceress, unmarried, who had bewitched the local people and become their queen. So Columbus moved to Spain and put his proposal to the king who, as rulers tend to do, referred it to a committee, which turned it down. It was, however, a world that should be respected, a place into which mere human beings should not venture.

Every sea has its gods and monsters. Since the Strait of Magellan is narrow and hard to navigate Cape Horn became the standard route until the opening of the Panama Canal.

Some men he saw bore tattoos, large and wide for the upper classes and narrow and curly for those of a lesser social status. The great mysterious world that lay just out of sight was both frightening and exciting in its strangeness. To prevent conflict between Portugal and Castile the crown under which Columbus made the voyagethe Treaty of Tordesillas was signed dividing the world into two regions of exploration, where each had exclusive rights to claim newly discovered lands.

The Aymara Indians of Bolivia and Peru spoke of the god creator Viracocha who had left their land by walking east into the ocean and had never been seen again. Additionally, it contains almost twice as much water as the world's second largest body of water, the Atlantic Ocean.

He drew up a proposal for a voyage to test out his theory and submitted it to the King of Portugal. Whereas these would make it relatively easy for voyagers from South America to sail westward with the wind into the Pacific, steady trade winds would seem to present a formidable obstacle for any voyagers sailing eastward across the ocean.

Major Islands. Those who lived on the Pacific side of the great Andes mountain chain considered the ocean less fearsome and they interwove it in their myths.

He sailed along the west coast, went north to Timor, followed the north coast of New Guinea to the Bismarck Archipelago and abandoned his search because his ship had become rotten. The trouble was just beginning Those who did, or whom a sudden tempest or a dangerous current drove out of sight of land, never returned.

It was promptly rejected: now that the Portuguese were blazing a trail to the Indies by way of southern Africa, there was no point in wasting time and money on looking for another route.

Exploration of the Pacific

Thus, Europe first received news of the eastern and western Pacific within a one-year span around It is to Cook and the naturalists and scholars who took part in his three expeditions that Europeans owe the first systematic, reliable maps, the earliest comprehensive surveys of the geological structures and the flora and fauna of the Pacific islands.Pacific Book Review, Dondero Court, Sparks, NV.

1, likes · 1 talking about this. Your #1 source for great Book Review Service & Book Publicity. pages: 25 cm Full-color and black-and-white photographs, illustrations, and maps describe the history and exploration of the Pacific regions, covering early Pacific navigation, culture and art of the people, and famous explorers who helped to colonized the various islandsPages: Read chapter GEOLOGY OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC: Scientific Exploration of the South Pacific Login Register Cart Help.

Scientific Exploration of the South Pacific () Chapter: GEOLOGY OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC. Get This Book. Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook. If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend.

His voyage of exploration to the Pacific in HM bark Endeavour, commencing inlasted almost three years, recorded thousands of miles of uncharted lands and seas - including New Zealand, the east coast of Australia and many Pacific islands - and tested all Cook's skills as a navigator, seaman and leader.

Filed under: Pacific Area -- Discovery and exploration -- English -- Early works to A New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World (London: Printed for A. Hogg, ca. ), ed.

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