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Voyage Round the World

By: George Forster

860 pages, 2 volume set, b/w illus, maps

University of Hawaii Press

Hardback | Feb 2000 | #113038 | ISBN: 0824820916
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About this book

Presents a wealth of geographic, scientific, and ethnographic knowledge uncovered by Cook's second journey of exploration in the Pacific (1772-1775). Accompanying his father, the ship's naturalist Johann Reinhold Forster, on the voyage, George proved a knowledgeable and adept observer. The lively, elegant prose and critical detail of his account, based loosely on his father's journal, make it one of the finest works of eighteenth-century travel literature and an account of prime importance in the history of European contact with Pacific peoples.


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