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The Voyages of Captain James Cook

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Voyages of Captain Cook The

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Captain James Cook (1728-1779) was one of the most influential explorers in history. Cook sailed thousands of nautical miles across largely uncharted areas of the globe, discovering new lands and mapping vast areas of the Pacific Ocean including the islands of New Zealand and the East Coast of Terra Australis Incognita, which he named New South Wales. From humble beginnings in York, England, Cook went on to circumnavigate the globe on three occasions before tragically losing his life in the Hawaiian Islands, aged just 52. His achievements not only included the discoveries of countless islands, exotic peoples and previously unknown flora and fauna, but they also led to the settlement of Australia in 1788 and ultimately, changed the world. The Voyages of Captain Cook is the story of his thrilling and perilous voyages around the world.

The Voyages of Captain Cook

Author : Anthony Cornish
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"Captain James Cook is probably the most famous maritime explorer of all time, and with good reason. The three voyages of discovery he made between 1768 and his death in 1779 set new standards in navigation, surveying and shipboard health. Among his many achievements he dispelled the myth of a Great Southern Continent, established that New Zealand was two islands and discovered and charted the eastern coast of Australia to a high degree of accuracy. The retinues of gentleman scientists that sailed with him made advances in astronomy, botany and zoology, and artists such as Sydney Parkinson, Alexander Buchan, and William Hodges provided Europeans with some of the first images of the exotic peoples, flora and fauna of the Pacific." "Much has been written about Cook, but in this format the author, Anthony Cornish, is able to structure the book as a Question & Answer session, to discuss the 101 most pertinent and interesting questions relating to Cook's career and character, the objectives and route of each of his voyages, and the key events. Beautifully enhanced with engravings from the published narratives of the voyages, artefacts and paintings now held in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and photographs of the Endeavor replica, this is an essential companion for any Cook enthusiast."--BOOK JACKET.

The Three Voyages of Captain James Cook Around the World

Author : James Cook
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James Cook

Author : William Frame
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Stunningly illustrated history tells the story of James Cook's three voyages into the Pacific, including his visits to New Zealand. Themes include the navigation and charting of the Pacific; first encounters between Western and indigenous cultures; the representation of the voyages in art; and scientific discovery and the natural world interwoven with the personal stories of the key protagonists, including James Cook and Joseph Banks.

Discoveries

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Cook's great voyages marked the end of an era in world history. As he sailed into Hawaii in January 1778 he made contact with the last of the human civilizations to grow up independently of the rest of the world. But equally for the Polynesians and Melanesians of the Pacific, Cook's arrival in their midst merely marked a further (if disastrous) twist in diverse histories already many centuries old. master) our later preoccupations to let us see what Cook and his associates experienced and what the societies he encountered experienced - from the Beothuks of Newfoundland to the Tongans of the Friendly Islands. history to explore the drama of Cook's expeditions. Central to the story is Cook's curiosity. A brilliant map-maker even before he entered the Pacific, Cook would journey emotionally and intellectually into unknown waters and meet people on beaches who were used to voyaging themselves. Tahitians, Maori and Hawaiians would position this enigmatic visitor on their own maps, in ways he could neither understand nor control. Their meetings would be sometimes rewarding, sometimes dangerous, always strangely rich and unpredictable.

The Captain Cook Encyclopaedia

Author : John Robson
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The ultimate reference work on Britain's greatest navigator and explorer. The book aims to provide answers on all aspects of the life and voyages of Captain James Cook, and the people, places, events and ships associated with the great explorer.

The Death of Captain Cook

Author : Glyndwr Williams
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Argues that the British Admiralty covered up details of explorer James Cook's death on a Hawaiian beach and facets of his personality in order to create a portrait of a hero.

COOK S VOYAGES

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Captain James Cook, FRS, RN (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. Cook joined the British merchant navy as a teenager and joined the Royal Navy in 1755. He saw action in the Seven Years' War, and subsequently surveyed and mapped much of the entrance to the Saint Lawrence River during the siege of Quebec. This helped bring Cook to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society. This notice came at a crucial moment in both Cook's career and the direction of British overseas exploration, and led to his commission in 1766 as commander of HM Bark Endeavour for the first of three Pacific voyages. In three voyages Cook sailed thousands of miles across largely uncharted areas of the globe. He mapped lands from New Zealand to Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean in greater detail and on a scale not previously achieved. As he progressed on his voyages of discovery he surveyed and named features, and recorded islands and coastlines on European maps for the first time. He displayed a combination of seamanship, superior surveying and cartographic skills, physical courage and an ability to lead men in adverse conditions. Cook was killed in Hawaii in a fight with Hawaiians during his third exploratory voyage in the Pacific in 1779. He left a legacy of scientific and geographical knowledge which was to influence his successors well into the 20th century and numerous memorials worldwide have been dedicated to him.

The Three Voyages of Captain Cook Round the World

Author : James Cook
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Volume 1 of the classic narrative of the voyages of Captain James Cook, the British explorer and naval officer, aboard HMS Endeavour.

Voyages of Discovery

Author : Lynne Withey
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Examines the three voyages of Captain Cook into the Pacific, discusses the impact of European and Polynesian cultures on each other, and reviews the scientific discoveries of the voyages

The Three Voyages of Captain Cook Around the World

Author : James Cook
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The Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery

Author : James Cook
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Reise um die Welt

Author : Georg Forster
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The Three Voyages of Captain Cook Round the World

Author : James Cook
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The Art of Captain Cook s Voyages Volume 3 the Voyage of the Resolution and the Discovery 1776 1780

Author : Rudiger Joppien
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The Last Voyage of Captain Cook

Author : John Ledyard
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The Last Voyage Of Captain Cook Meet John Ledyard, perhaps the greatest little-known explorer in American history. Ledyard (1751-1789) sailed with Capt. James Cook, formed a fur trading company with John Paul Jones, and dreamed, with Thomas Jerfferson, of walking across United States 20 years before Lewis and Clark set off on their famous expedition. Ledyard's journals, letters, and one published book, collected for the first time in one volume, showcase the uncontainable wanderlust of a unique American spirit. A Journal of Captain's Cook Last Voyage is the only account of Cook's third voyage to be published by an American. It is a vivid record of life aboard the first ship to sail to the Hawaiian islands and Cook's violent death on Hawaiian beach. Ledyard's Siberian journals recount a harrowing journey through Russia under the rule of Catherine the Great, while his diary from Alexandria and Cairo provides a brilliant and rare account of Egypt before Napoleon's invasion. Finally, Ledyard's correspondence sheds light on pre-revolutionary Paris and on his friendships with the Marquis de Lafayette, Benjamin Franklin, and Sir Jospeh Banks. In his short life, John Ledyard traveled farther than any American had before. His writings are an invitation to savor the romance of exploration and the wonder of discovery.

Captain Cook s Journal During His First Voyage Round the World Illustrated

Author : Captain James Cook
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Captain Cook's Journal During his First Voyage Round the World Made in H.M. Bark Endeavour 1768-71. A Literal Transcription of the Original MSS

Captain Cook s Voyages Round the World

Author : James Cook
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The Voyages of Captain James Cook

Author : James Cook
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