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Longitude and Empire: How Captain Cook's Voyage Changed the World

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No one had travelled like Captain Cook, and no one can again. Before his three voyages, the world was uncertain and dangerous; after them, it was clear and safe. Written as a conceptual field guide to the voyages, Longitude and Empire offers a significant rereading of both the voyages and of modern political philosophy.

While the voyages are not explicitly works of politica
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by UBC Press (first published 2005)
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