Title: Lost Paradise. 1st in dj.
Publisher:  Salem House, Topsfield, MA, 1987, ISBN:0881622753
Seller ID: 33548
CAMERON, Ian. Lost Paradise : The Exploration of the Pacific. Topsfield, MA: Salem House, (1987). First Printing. Illustrated. Pp 248. 4to, brown cloth. "Ian Cameron's book describes the physical creation of the Pacific, and suggests how the ocean's multitude of islands may have been first populatedby those true discoverers of the ocean, the Polynesians. It brings vividly to life the epic voyages of the Spanish, Dutch, British, French, Russian a nd American explorers as they battled against the vast distances of the Pacific and the appalling weather conditions of the ocean's polar approaches. It recounts the excesses of the exploiters- the freebooters, sealers, whalers, missionaries and traders- who followed in the explorers' wake." -from the dj. Vg in dj. 40.00