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Salmond, Anne
Aphrodite's island : the European discovery of Tahiti / Anne Salmond
Alternate Title European discovery of Tahiti
1st University of California Press ed
Berkeley : University of California Press 2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  DU 870 .S335 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island) -- Discovery and exploration -- European
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island) -- Ethnic relations
Subject(s) Pacific Islanders -- First contact with Europeans -- French Polynesia -- Tahiti (Island)
Tahitians -- History
Tahitians -- Travel -- History
Subject Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island) -- Foreign public opinion, European
Subject(s) Public opinion -- Europe -- History
Physical Description 537 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm
Note Originally published: Auckland, N.Z. : Viking, 2009
Includes bibliographical references (p. [470]-474) and index
Contents Introduction: Aphrodite's island -- Thunder in 'Opoa -- The glorious children of Tetumu -- Purea, 'Queen' of Tahiti -- Happy island of Cythera -- Ahutoru at the opéra -- A Polynesian Venus -- Captain Cook in Arcadia -- The transit of Venus -- Circling the land -- Tupaia's ship -- The viceroy of Peru -- Tute's return -- Hitihiti's odyssey -- The red feathers of 'Oro -- Three Tahitians in Lima -- Boenechea's burial -- Matimo and the friars -- Ma'i on ice skates -- A bare-chested captain -- Tute's portrait -- Conclusion: The angel of history -- Appendix : The seasons in Tahiti

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