Writing Geographical Exploration: James and the Northwest Passage, 1631-33

By: Davies, Wayne K.D.

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Writing Geographical Exploration: Thomas James and the Northwest Passage, 1631-33 summarizes the various factors that influence the writing and interpretation of exploration narratives, demonstrating the limitations of the assumption that there is a direct relationship between what the explorer saw and what the text describes. Davies offers a revisionist evaluation of Captain Thomas James, who spent eighteen months in search of the Northwest Passage in the 1630s, to illustrate how modern textual analysis can enrich the appreciation of a traveller's account. Though James's work has been dismissed in the modern period, his work was highly regarded in previous centuries by scientist Robert Boyle and poet Samuel Coleridge. James was not a first-rank explorer, but he was an able navigator and leader, a perceptive scientific observer, and a master author who produced a thrilling tale of adventure that should occupy a more prominent place in exploration writing and history, literary theory, and post-modern geography.

Title: Writing Geographical Exploration: James and the Northwest Passage, 1631-33

Author: Davies, Wayne K.D.

Categories: History, General, Geography,

Publisher: Calgary, Alberta, Canada, University of Calgary Press: 2003

ISBN Number: 1552380629

ISBN Number 13: 9781552380628

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 113441