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This is an auction for IN THE WAKE OF COOK: EXPLORATION, SCIENCE & EMPIRE 1780-1801, edited by David Mackay.

This book is about the explorers who followed Cook into the Pacific in the great imperial expansion of the late 18th and 19th centuries.

Amazon.com review:

"FIVE STARS!!! Full of fascinating details. For those who prefer history documented with original documents. Crammed full of references to specific voyages, trading ventures, interactions with native peoples, explorers, scientists, and investors."

CONTENTS:

* The rediscovery of the southern oceans

* fur traders in the North Pacific

* government in the North Pacific

* food for slaves

* the Empire and the cotton industry

* science and the East Indian empire

You can see an academic review of the book here:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1016/0191-6599(86)900
21-5

Victoria University Press hardback 1985.

216 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $5.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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