Background To Discovery


 expand sectionI  Seapower and Science:  The Motives for Pacific Exploration
  II  The Achievement of the English Voyages, 1650-1800
  III  The Men from Across La Manche: French Voyages, 1660-1790
 expand sectionIV  Literary Responses to the Eighteenth-Century Voyages
 collapse sectionV  Navigation and Astronomy in the Voyages
 Navigation: The Early Years
 The Longitude
 The Longitude Act, 1714
 The Invention of the Reflecting Quadrant
 The Nautical Almanac
 The Marine Chronometer
 Explorers' Observations at Sea
 Observations Ashore
  VI  The Sailor's Perspective: British Naval Topographic Artists

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