When Captain Cook entered the Pacific in 1769, it was a virgin ocean, pristine and savage, and its inhabitants lived a life of primeval innocence. Seventy years later, firearms, disease and alcohol had hammered away at this way of life until it crumbled before them, and where satan had sown. the protestant missionaries reaped. In this work, Alan Moorehead tells the tragic story of a great adventure which turned sour, in which good intentions led to disaster, corruption and annihilation. And ironically it was Cook, the greatest and most humane explorer of his day, who was to cause the fatal impact.
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Book Description Barnes & Noble Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141390298
Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS, WEST DRAYTON, MIDDX., 2000. Encuadernacion original. Book Condition: NUEVO / NEW. MOOREHEAD, A. THE FATAL IMPACT. AN ACCOUNT OF THE INVASION OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC 1767-1840 [PAPERBACK]. WEST DRAYTON, MIDDX., 2000, xvii 230 p. +laminas fuera texto Encuadernacion original. Nuevo. Bookseller Inventory # 287260
Book Description Barnes & Noble Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110141390298