Discovery Under The Southern Cross
by Roslyn Poignant
Collins Publishers, 1976 [First Edition], ISBN 0001001728, colour and black and white photographs throughout, illustrated end-papers, hardcover with illustrated boards
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, (see photographs)
"...tells clearly and concisely the story of exploration in the Pacific from the first fearful wonder of these early voyagers to the scientific revelations of modern explorers.
Within a broad chronological framework the book highlights principal personalities and major discoveries. It explains the social, religious and political conditions that motivated and gave direction to exploration."