EXPLORING THE PACIFIC by L. F. Hobley

EXPLORING THE PACIFIC

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The vastness of the Pacific Ocean with its many islands and strange peoples has attracted adventurous explorers since Balboa's discovery in 1513. Now, without a scent of salt in the air, the reader may re-explore this area and become acquainted with its climate, structure, ocean currents, plants and animals and island natives, as the author trades its history down to the present day. Spanish, Dutch and English explorations, the voyages of Magellan, Drake, and Cook, the effect of Western trade on the islands, annexation, and events in the Pacific during the two world wars, all of these are among the aspects covered.

Pub Date: Feb. 6th, 1961
Publisher: Roy