Item #12978 Beyond the Capes Pacific Explration From Captain Cook to the Challenger (1776 - 1877). Ernest S. Dodge.

Beyond the Capes Pacific Explration From Captain Cook to the Challenger (1776 - 1877)

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1971. 1st Edition. Hardcover_cloth. 6.5"x9.5". 429 Indexed pages. X-library w/graphics. Federal blue cloth boards w/gilt letters on spine. Author photo by Photographic Illustration Corp. Jacket design by Sam H. Bryant. Map of Pacific Islands as paste downs. Beautiful frontispiece on heavy stock "British survey ship crossing in the South Seas" in color. Beautiful B&W illustrations through out. Spine straight, binding tight, pages clean and bright. Unclipped DJ. Inside mylar pasted to inside covers. Used - Near Fine / Fine. Item #12978

Their story is the story of storm, shipwreck, and great human suffering - and of the triumphs of discovery and human endurance. It is the story of the indigenous Pacific peoples, from tattooed cannibal chiefs to gentle fishermen, who underwent profound cultural changes in the span of a single generation. It is the story of the development of terrestrial exploration duing the years of the Industrial Revolution. Above all, Beyond the Capes is the story of the brave, if sometimes misguided men who altered forever man's notions of the nature of life on earth.

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