A Voyage Round the World, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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University of Hawaii Press, 2000 - History - 860 pages
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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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Contents

The Reception and Influence of the Voyage
477
CHAPTER I
478
An Account of OurStay at Mallicollo and Discoveryof
508
Run from the Society Isles to the FriendlyIsles with an Account of
510
Book II
536
Discovery of New CaledoniaAccount of out Stay thereRange along
563
Course from the FriendlyIsles to New ZeelandSeparation fromthe
564
DeparturePassage fromPlymouth to Madeira Description of that
574
The second Stay at the Society Islands 382
671
The Inttoduction to George Forsters Reise
689
Remarkson Mr Forsters Account of Captain Cooks
699
A Reply to Mr Waless Remarks
755
A Letterto the Right Honoutable
785
Forsters Pacific Island Names
807
CHAPTER III
823
Stay at Dusky Bay Descriptionof it and Account of
829

CHAPTER IV
602
An Account of EasterIsland and out Stay thete 300
618
The Passage fromMadeirato the Cape Vetd Islands and fromthence to
636
CHAPTER VII
656

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Edited by Christopher Pinney, Senior Lecturer in Material Culture, Department of Anthropology, University College London and Nicholas Thomas, Professor of Anthropology, Goldsmiths College, University of London. Nicholas Thomas' books include "Entangled Objects" (1991), "Colonialism's Culture" (1994) and "Possessions: Indigenous Art/Colonial Culture" (1999)

Oliver Berghof is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at California State University, San Marcos, and Lecturer in Humanities at the University of California, Irvine. His previous publications include Georg Forster: A Voyage Round the World (edited with Nicholas Thomas) (2000).

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