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Explorers of the Maritime Pacific Northwest: Mapping the World through Primary Documents

Mapping the World through Primary Documents

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More than 200 years ago, explorers traveled from Central America, Russia, and even Europe to explore the coastline of the American Pacific Northwest, with goals of developing new trade routes, claiming territory for their home countries, expanding their fur trade, or exploring in the name of scientific discovery. This book will take readers to the decks of the great ships and along for the adventures of legendary explorers, such as James Cook, Alejandro Malaspina, and George Vancouver.This book collects primary source materials such as journal entries, book excerpts, maps, and drawings that document how explorers first experienced the unknown Pacific Northwest coast, as seen through the eyes of non-native people. Readers will learn how explorers such as Vitus Bering and Robert Gray used the full extent of their powers of observation to record the landscape, animals, and plants they witnessed as well as their interactions with indigenous peoples during their search for the mythic Northwest Passage. The book also explains how the maritime explorers of this period mapped the remote regions of the Northwest Coast, working without the benefit of modern technology and relying instead on their knowledge of a range of sciences, mathematics, and seamanshipin addition to their ability to endure harsh and dangerous conditionsto produce exceptionally detailed maps.


Titel: Explorers of the Maritime Pacific Northwest: Mapping the World through Primary Documents
Autoren/Herausgeber: William L. Lang Ph.D., James V. Walker
Aus der Reihe: Mapping the World through Primary Documents

ISBN/EAN: 9781610699266

Seitenzahl: 301
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch - Newsletter
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