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The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Pacific (Penguin Reference) Paperback – 26 Nov 1998

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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; First edition (26 Nov. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140254285
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140254280
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 0.7 x 27.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,285,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.

About the Author

Colin McEvedy is the author of The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History; The New Penguin Atlas of Medieval History; The Penguin Atlas of Recent History (Europe Since 1815) and The Penguin Atlas of North American History.

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16 December 1999
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Robert E. Morrell
1.0 out of 5 starsKeep an eye out for bias and inaccuracies
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Peggy Stevens
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Michael Magoon
4.0 out of 5 starsNot as good as the other Penguin Historical Atlases, but worth buying
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