Through the use of historical maps the author outlines the history of the Pacific. Topics covered include: the first colonizations; the movements of the Polynesians; the voyages of Magellan and the Elizabethan circumnavigators Drake and Cavendish; Tasman's discovery of Tasmania, New Zealand and Fiji; Cook and the mapping of Australia, the discovery of Hawaii and exploration of the Arctic; Perry opening up Japan in the mid 19th century; the age of colonialism; war in the Pacific 1941-1945; the last five maps will deal with post-war events and will examine the present power of the Pacific rim.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140254285
Book Description Penguin Books, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. aFirst Edition First Printing. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140254285
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This atlas features double-page spreads, text facing the maps, and an improved larger format. The forty-nine maps, arranged in chronological order, trace the movements of peoples, the development of nations, and the clashes of empires around the Pacific Rim from prehistoric times to the end of the twentieth century. This is a must-have for schools, libraries, and students of Asian history. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140254285