The Fatal Impact

The Fatal Impact

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When Captain Cook entered the Pacific in 1769, it was a virgin ocean, pristine and savage, and its inhabitants lived a life of primeval innocence. Seventy years later, firearms, disease and alcohol had hammered away at this way of life until it crumbled before them, and where satan had sown. the protestant missionaries reaped. In this work, Alan Moorehead tells the tragic story of a great adventure which turned sour, in which good intentions led to disaster, corruption and annihilation. And ironically it was Cook, the greatest and most humane explorer of his day, who was to cause the fatal impact.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 134.62 x 205.74 x 15.24mm | 340.19g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0141390298
  • 9780141390291

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147 ratings
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5 24% (36)
4 50% (73)
3 22% (33)
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1 1% (2)
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