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Navigators & naturalists : French exploration of New Zealand and the South Seas (1769-1824) / Michael Lee.

By: Lee, Michael (Mike).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Bateman Books, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 480 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869539658; 1869539656.Other title: Navigators and naturalists.Subject(s): Bougainville, Louis-Antoine de, comte, 1729-1811 -- Travel | Surville, Jean François de, 1717-1770 -- Travel | Marion du Fresne, M.-J. (Marc-Joseph) 1724-1772 -- Travel | La Pérouse, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788 -- Travel | Entrecasteaux, Antoine Raymond Joseph de Bruni, chevalier d' 1737-1793 -- Travel | French -- New Zealand -- History | Explorers -- France | New Zealand -- Discovery and exploration -- French | Polynesia -- Discovery and exploration -- French | Pacific Area -- Discovery and exploration -- French | Oceania -- Discovery and exploration -- FrenchDDC classification: 919.3041
Contents:
Part one: Introduction -- To the far side of the world -- Part two: Jean de Surville -- The capitalist -- Part three: Marion Dufresne -- Enlightenment martyr? -- Part four: La Pérouse and D'Entrecasteaux -- Revolution and Bonaparte -- Part five: Vicit Scientiam -- Science victorious.
Summary: "Weaving together geography, natural philosophy and human history, this books tell - often in their owns words - of the exploration of the great French naturalist-voyagers, their scientific hunger to discover new lands and document their people, plants, animals and minerals, their relationships with Māori and the desire of France to compete with the British in the Pacific"-- Back cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

As historian James Belich put it: `There is little doubt that Cook has been emphasised to the unfair exclusion of the massive French contribution to European knowledge of New Zealand.' This book seeks to redress this balance, drawing in the main on primary sources (both here and in France, and including primary research from original French documents never before translated into English) and scholarship from key researchers in this field. As well as fascinating descriptions of what the French saw when they travelled around New Zealand's coast, Lee focuses on the key characters of this age of French exploration (names such as de Surville, du Fresne, La Perouse, D'Entrecasteaux, Duperrey, Freycinet, D'Urville and Lesson), their relationships with Maori and the desire of France to complete with the British in the Pacific.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 428-468) and index.

Part one: Introduction -- To the far side of the world -- Part two: Jean de Surville -- The capitalist -- Part three: Marion Dufresne -- Enlightenment martyr? -- Part four: La Pérouse and D'Entrecasteaux -- Revolution and Bonaparte -- Part five: Vicit Scientiam -- Science victorious.

"Weaving together geography, natural philosophy and human history, this books tell - often in their owns words - of the exploration of the great French naturalist-voyagers, their scientific hunger to discover new lands and document their people, plants, animals and minerals, their relationships with Māori and the desire of France to compete with the British in the Pacific"-- Back cover.