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Strangers in the South Seas: The Idea of the Pacific in Western Thought
By Richard Lansdown (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Hawaii Pr
Publication date May 30, 2006
Pages 429
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780824829025
ISBN-10 0824829026
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.85 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $57.00
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Long before Magellan entered the Pacific in 1521 Westernersentertained ideas of undiscovered oceans, mighty continents, andparadisal islands at the far ends of the earth - such ideas would have along life and a deep impact in both the Pacific and the West. With thediscovery of Tahiti in 1767 another powerful myth was added to thiscollection: the noble savage. For the first time Westerners wereconfronted by a people who seemed happier than themselves. Thisrevolution in the human sciences was accompanied by one in thenatural sciences after Darwin's momentous visit to the GalapagosIslands.

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from Univ of Hawaii Pr (May 30, 2006)
9780824829025 | details & prices | 429 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $57.00
About: Long before Magellan entered the Pacific in 1521 Westernersentertained ideas of undiscovered oceans, mighty continents, andparadisal islands at the far ends of the earth - such ideas would have along life and a deep impact in both the Pacific and the West.
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9780824830427 | details & prices | 429 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $29.00
About: Long before Magellan entered the Pacific in 1521 Westerners entertained ideas of undiscovered oceans, mighty continents, and paradisal islands at the far ends of the earth.

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