Gascoigne, John, 1951-

Encountering the Pacific in the Age of Enlightenment / John Gascoigne. - Port Melbourne, Vic. : Cambridge University Press, 2014. - xxxv, 542 p. : ill., maps.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 484-524) and index.

Introduction: The peopling of the pacific -- Global convergences : the Pacific and a wider world to the end of the Seven Years' War (1756-63) -- Completing the globe : charting the Pacific, 1763 to the eve of the French Revolution -- Tightening global ties : the Pacific from the French Revolution to the beginning of the Napoleonic empire, 1789-1804.

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Pacific Islanders -- First contact with Europeans.
First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners.

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