A Voyage Round the World, Volume 1 (Google eBook)
George Forster's A Voyage round the World 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 on the voyage, ship's naturalist Johann Reinhold Forster, 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.
The original English version of this work has long been neglected by anglophone scholars. This new scholarly edition makes this important book readily available for the first time since its initial publication more than two centuries ago.
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Perhaps if whoever prepared the extract could have given us a lot less of the lengthy 45 page introduction and just a 'teensy weensy' little bit more of the actual book itself, it would have more helpful.
0/10 for the online extract - could and should have done an awful lot better.
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Georg Forster : A voyage round the world
A voyage round the world / Georg Forster ; edited by Nicholas Thomas and Oliver Berghof ; assisted by Jennifer Newell. - Honolulu : University of Hawai'i ...
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JSTOR: A Voyage Round the World. Volumes I & II
A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD VOLUMES I & II. By George Forster. Edited by Nicholas Thomas and oliverberghof. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press. 2000. ...
A Voyage Round the World, or “Reise um die Welt” (work by Forster ...
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Georg Forster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
His report from that journey, A Voyage Round the World, .... In A Voyage round the World he even presented the songs sung by the people of Polynesia, ...
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Further Resources. The Forster Collection - Pitt Rivers Museum
George, however, was not bound in this way, and his two-volume work, A Voyage round the World in His Britannic Majesty’s Sloop Resolution was published in ...
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Common-place: A Radical Intellectual with Captain Cook
A Voyage Round the World, first published in English in 1777, came to 675 pages of narrative in the complete edition of George Forster’s works. ...
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Penguin more information
Forster, jr (1778) Observations made during a voyage round the world on physical geography, natural history and ethic philosophy. London. ...
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Forster, Johann Reinhold (1729 - 1798) Biographical Entry ...
In 1778 Forster published his own Observations Made During a Voyage Round the World, on Physical Geography, Natural History, and Ethic Philosophy … a work ...
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Travels, Explorations and Empires, 1770–1835 / Major Works ...
James Cook, During the Years 1772, 3, 4 and 5 (1777); Johann Reinhold Forster, Observations Made During a Voyage Round the World (1778); James Cook, ...
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BOSWELL: 'But one is carried away with the general and distinct notion of A Voyage Round the World.' JOHNSON: 'Yes, Sir, but a man is to guard himself ...
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