Transit of Venus: Travels in the Pacific

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The Pacific Ocean calls to mind a world of fabulous kingdoms and noble savages, guilt free sex and gin-clear lagoons, and a perfect idleness fed by lush fruits and fish-rich seas. Ever since Captain Cook first went to Tahiti in 1769 to observe the transit of Venus across the sun, this dream of the Pacific has not lost its force. But Julian Evans's journey through the island archipelagos of the Great Ocean was also informed by a quest into our more modern myths - such as Peacekeeper missiles and nuclear bombs being tested ...

Transit of Venus: Travels in the Pacific 2014, Eland Publishing Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781780600536

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Transit of Venus: Travels in the Pacific 1992, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, Lodnon

ISBN-13: 9780436199851

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