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Navigating by the Southern Cross

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  • 288 Seiten
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Kenneth Morgan offers an accessible and well constructed compendium of the latest research on the history of European maritime exp... Weiterlesen
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Kenneth Morgan offers an accessible and well constructed compendium of the latest research on the history of European maritime exploration of Australia. Facts are laid bare, supported by documentary evidence in abundance; the individual contributions of nations are woven into a multilayered narrative; myths and controversies are thoughtfully broached; and innovative practice in cartography, anthropology and the natural sciences is systematically highlighted. Morgan skilfully plots the collective course pursued by European thinkers, adventurers and mariners over many centuries, from the concept of Terra Australis Incognita to the landmass that is Australia. A most worthy addition to the libraries of maritime historians, students and the general reader alike.

A comprehensive new study by leading historian Kenneth Morgan looking at the European exploration and discovery in Australia.

Kenneth Morgan is a Professor of History at Brunel University, London, UK. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and has served on the editorial board for the International Journal of Maritime History. His research and teaching interests include the British Atlantic world, maritime history, imperialism, slavery and abolitionism.

"In this comprehensive new study, leading historian Kenneth Morgan provides an authoritative account of European exploration and discovery in Australia. Introducing new findings and drawing on the latest in historiographical research, this book situates developments in navigation, nautical astronomy and cartography within the broader contexts of imperial, colonial and maritime history"--

List of aAbreviations Acknowledgements Introduction 1 Terra Australis Incognita 2 Seventeenth-century Dutch Exploration 3 Tasman's Voyages 4 From Tasman to Cook 5 Cook, the Endeavour and the East Coast 6 French Voyages to Terra Australis 7 English Voyages in the Age of Bligh and Vancouver 8 Flinders and the Investigator 9 Baudin's Expedition 10 Phillip Parker King's Australian Surveys 11 The Hydrographic Surveyors Conclusion Bibliography


Titel: Navigating by the Southern Cross
Untertitel: A History of the European Discovery and Exploration of Australia
EAN: 9781350154773
ISBN: 978-1-350-15477-3
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Bloomsbury Academic
Genre: Naturwissenschaften allgemein
Anzahl Seiten: 288
Gewicht: g
Größe: H234mm x B156mm
Jahr: 2021