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Uncharted Waters free pdf Literary Nonfiction. Jim McDowell's new biography of the little-known Spanish explorer Jose Maria Narvaez, reveals his significant discoveries during the European exploration of what is now Canada's Pacific Northwest Coast. Narvaez was the first European to investigate a Russian fur- trading outpost in the Gulf of Alaska in 1788. The following year he became the first Spaniard to reconnoitre Juan de Fuca Strait. In 1791, he charted the interiors of three large inlets on Vancouver Island's West Coast, discovered a vast inland sea to the east (today's Salish Sea), mapped the entire gulf, made first contact with Aboriginal peoples in the area, and found the site of what became western Canada's largest city Vancouver, British Columbia. Narvaez also undertook diplomatic missions around the Pacific Ocean, charted the waters of the Philippines, and engaged extensively in the political upheaval that transformed New Spain into Mexico between 1796 and his death in 1840."

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Author : Jim McDowell
Publisher : Ronsdale Press
Data Published : 15 October 2015
ISBN : 1553804341
EAN : 9781553804345
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 300 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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