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Scientific exploration of the South Pacific; Proceedings of a symposium held during the Ninth General Meeting of the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research

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Published by National Academy of Sciences .
Written in English

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The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages257
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Open LibraryOL10356191M
ISBN 100309017556
ISBN 109780309017558

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Producing the Pacific: Maps and Narratives of Spanish Exploration, Mercedes Maroto Camino Producing the Pacific offers the reader an interdisciplinary reading of the maps, narratives and rituals related to the three Spanish voyages to the South Pacific that took place between and Much of the European exploration of the Pacific was inspired by two obsessions: the search for the fastest routes to the spice-rich islands of the Moluccas (modern-day Maluku in Indonesia) and the theory that somewhere in the South Pacific lay a vast undiscovered southern continent, possibly also rich in gold, spices, and other trade goods. Suggested Citation:"Introductory Remarks."National Research Council. Scientific Exploration of the South gton, DC: The National Academies Press. Suggested Citation:"Front Matter."National Research Council. Scientific Exploration of the South gton, DC: The National Academies Press. doi:

Book Description. This collection of essays assesses the interrelationship between exploration, empire-building and science in the opening up of the Pacific Ocean by Europeans between the early 16th and midth century. It explores both the role of various sciences in enabling European imperial projects in the region, and how the exploration of the Pacific in turn shaped emergent scientific disciplines and . The era of European and American voyages of scientific exploration followed the Age of Discovery and were inspired by a new confidence in science and reason that arose in the Age of me expeditions in the Age of Discovery were a means of expanding colonial empires, establishing new trade routes and extending diplomatic and trade relations to new territories, but with .   Drawing on a range of disciplines (from the history of science to geography, imperial history to literary criticism), this volume examines the place of science in cross-cultural encounters, the history of cartography in Oceania, shifting understandings of race and cultural difference in the Pacific, and the place of ships, books and instruments. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. The island-continent of Australia was explored and settled long before Europeans first sighted it. So, too, was Oceania, or the numerous islands scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean.. The first peoples to explore Australia were the ancestors of Australian Aboriginal ists believe that they came to Australia from the islands of Southeast Asia some.