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In 1774, East India Company employee Thomas Forrest c.1729-c.1802 embarked on a year-long voyage to explore the archipelago between Malaysia and New Guinea, in a small boat with a local crew. This 1779 publication describes the islands he visited, their people, and colonial trade, particularly in spices.
By Peter Dillon
Trader and adventurer Peter Dillon 1788-1847 spent much of his life in the Pacific. When he discovered artefacts from a lost French expedition, his familiarity with Pacific Islander cultures enabled him to establish its fate, and acquire many items from the shipwrecks. This two-volume 1829 publication tells the story.
Leprosy and colonialism investigates the history of leprosy in Suriname within the context of Dutch colonial power and racial conflict, from the plantation economy and the age of slavery to its legacy in the modern colonial state. -- .
In Newspaper City, Phillip Gordon Mackintosh scrutinizes the reluctance of early Torontonians to pave their streets. Consequently, Mackintosh's study reveals the contradictory nature of newspapers and the historiographical complexities of newspaper research.
By Paul Watson
The true story of the greatest mystery of Arctic exploration-and the rare mix of marine science and Inuit knowledge that led to the shipwreck's recent discovery.
Helps you discover some of the great archival treasures of the Royal Geographical Society. This book also includes the first travellers, who set off with sketchbook or camera, as well as diplomats who chose to explore the wider regions into which they were posted.
Over 100 important maps from the mid-sixteenth century to the present day are illustrated and discussed. London: A Life in Maps has been a bestseller since its first publication in 2006 and has now been redesigned and updated for a new audience.