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Observations made during a voyage round the world / Johann Reinhold Forster ; edited by Nicholas Thomas, Harriet Guest, and Michael Dettelbach ; with a linguistics appendix by Karl H. Rensch
Bib ID 1390068
Format BookBook
Author
Forster, Johann Reinhold, 1729-1798
 
Description Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, c1996 
lxxviii, 446 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0824817257 (alkaline paper)
Full contents
  • Johann Reinhold Forster and His Observations / Nicholas Thomas
  • "On the Varieties of the Human Species": Forster's Comparative Ethnology / Nicholas Thomas
  • Looking at Women: Forster's Observations in the South Pacific / Harriet Guest
  • "A Kind of Linnaean Being": Forster and Eighteenth-Century Natural History / Michael Dettelbach
  • Advertisement for the Observations
  • A Journal of the Voyage round the World in the Resolution. I. Remarks on the Earth and Lands, their Inequalities, Strata, and Constituent Parts. II. Remarks on Water and the Ocean. III. Remarks on the Atmosphere and its Changes, Meteors and Phoenomena. IV. Remarks on the Changes of our Globe. V. Remarks on the Organic Bodies. VI. Remarks on the Human Species in the South-Sea Isles
  • Appendix I: Forster's Pacific Placenames
  • Appendix II: Forster's Polynesian Linguistics / Karl H. Rensch.
 
Notes

Map of countries off the South Pacific Ocean on endpapers.

Originally published: London : Printed for G. Robinson, 1778.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 433-442) and index.

Subjects Cook, James, 1728-1779.  |  Voyages around the world.  |  Oceania -- Discovery and exploration.
Other authors/contributors Thomas, Nicholas  |  Guest, Harriet  |  Dettelbach, Michael

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