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    Re: Malaspina
    From: John Cole
    Date: 2007 Oct 05, 16:02 -0700

    Is there a biography of LaPerouse in English?  As I recall there is a
    place named for him on Botany Bay right across from where Cook landed.
    On Oct 5, 6:36 am, "Andres Ruiz"  wrote:
    > XVIII century was an age of the explorers, navigators and cartographers like 
    Cook, La P�rouse, Malaspina and later Flinders.
    > Under a royal commission, he undertook a scientific expedition around the 
    world in 1789, and explored the Pacific Ocean and the west coast of Spain's 
    North American possessions.
    > In honor of James Cook�s ships; Resolution & Discovery, Malaspina baptised 
    his own ships Atrevida y Descubierta
    > A pair of big octants used in the voyage are at the Naval Musem in Madrid
    > For those who are interested a book in PDF format is 
    > Andr�s Ruiz
    > Navigational Algorithmshttp://www.geocities.com/andresruizgonzalez
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