Fatal Impact. US book club in dj

By: MOOREHEAD, Alan COOK, James) BLIGH, William) BANKS, Joseph)

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MOOREHEAD, Alan. The Fatal Impact: An Account of the Invasion of the South Pacific, 1767-1840. N.Y.: Harper & Row, (1966). Book Club Edition. Pp 230, portrait frontis.+ plates + maps. 8vo, blue cloth. Beddie 316, Spence 808. Parts: 1. Tahiti; 2. Australia; 3. The Antarctic. Much on Cook, Bligh, Joseph Banks, &c. "Alan Moorehead has chosen three areas of contact to illustrate what followed the arrival of the first boldly seeking Europeans, ideal exemplars of the Age of Enlightenment, with their botanists, astronomers, landscape painters, scientific amateurs and wealthy dilettantes, their massesof equipment and books, their sailors from the cold dark streets of the En glish ports, and their good intentions (Cook's first mission was to observefrom Tahiti the transit of Venus across the disk of the sun)." - dj. With bibliography and index. For Alan McCrae Moorehead (22 July 1910 - 29 September 1983) see the DNB 1981-1985, pp.286-7. Name, else vg in chipped dj (oneinch piece missing from bottom of spine). 20.00

Title: Fatal Impact. US book club in dj

Author Name: MOOREHEAD, Alan COOK, James) BLIGH, William) BANKS, Joseph)

Categories: 56,

Publisher: 1966,:

Seller ID: 58585

Keywords: TAHITI TRAVEL ANTARCTIC PACIFIC AUSTRALIA HISTORY EXPLORATION ,