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Stephen Little & Peter Ruthenberg - Life in the Pacific of the 1700s - 2006.

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The Cook/Forster Collection of the Georg August University of Göttingen - 3 volumes in cassette.

Stephen Little & Peter Ruthenberg (editors) - Honolulu, Academy of Arts, 2006 - 3 volumes: 383; 144; 128 pp. - Halfcloth - 30x25 cm.

Comprising several hundered artifacts collected by Captain James Cook during his second and third vayages of expoloration in the Pacific Ocean, this exhibition explores the vibrant cultures encountered by Cook in the eitghteenth centruy, at a time when they were still intact.

Volume 1: Artifacts from the Life in the Pacific of the 1700s.
xxxii, 383 pp. with c. 350 illustrations in color of objects from the collection, 1 large colored map and 7 smaller maps.

Volume 2: European Research, Traditions, and Perspectives.
144 pp. including 44 pp. facsimiles of documents and 7 illustrations.

Volume 3: Pacific Knowledge, Traditions, and Perspectives. 128 pp. with 18 illustrations.

Contents: Prologue 1 - William Hodges in the Pacific - Prologue 2 - Sydney Parkinson and the Plants of the Pacific of the 1700's - The Cook / Forster Collection : Polynesia - Tahiti - New Zealand - Tonga - Marquesas - Hawai'i - Unattributed - Objects of Adornment - Clothing - Baskets and Fans - Tools - Weapons and Ornaments of War - Fishing and Hunting - Musical Instruments and Objects of Recreation - Household Implements - Mats - Barkcloth - Ritual Melanesia - New Hebrides - Nwe Caledonia South + North American Coast - Tierra del Fuego - Nootka - Eskimo + Aleut.

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