Search results for: voyages-of-discovery

The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery

Author : J.C. Beaglehole
File Size : 35.78 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 666
Read : 861
Download »
Captain James Cook’s first two voyages of exploration, in 1768-71 and 1772-75, had drawn the modern map of the South Pacific Ocean and had opened the door on the discovery of Antarctica. These expeditions were the subject of Volumes I and II of Dr J.C. Beaglehole’s edition of Cook’s Journals. The third voyage, on which Cook sailed in 1776, was directed to the Northern Hemisphere. Its objective was the discovery of ’a Northern Passage by sea from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean’ - the North-west Passage, sought since the 16th century, which would have transformed the pattern of world trade. The search was to take Cook into high latitudes where, as in the Antarctic, his skill in ice navigation was tested. Sailing north from Tahiti in 1778, Cook made the first recorded discovery of the Hawaiian Islands. On March 7 he sighted the Oregon coast in 44° N. The remarkable voyage which he made northward along the Canadian and Alaskan coasts and through Bering Strait to his farthest north in 70° nearly disproved the existence of a navigable passage towards the Atlantic and produced charts of impressive accuracy. Returning to Hawaii to refit, Cook met his death in a clash with the natives as tragic as it seems unnecessary. Dr Beaglehole discusses, with sympathy and insight, the tensions which led Cook, by then a tired man, into miscalculations alien to his own nature and habits. The volume and vitality of the records, both textual and graphic, for this voyage surpass those even for Cook’s second voyage. The surgeons William Anderson and David Samwell, both admirable observers, left journals which are also here printed in full for the first time. The documentation is completed, as in the previous volumes, by appendixes of documents and correspondence and by reproductions of original drawings and paintings mainly by John Webber, the artist of the expedition. In Dr Beaglehole’s words, ’no one can study attentively the records of Cook’s third, and last, v

The Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery The voyage of the Resolution and Adventure 1772 1775

Author : James Cook
File Size : 41.42 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 600
Read : 953
Download »

William Robert Broughton s Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific 1795 1798

Author : Andrew David
File Size : 69.68 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 451
Read : 729
Download »
Edited and richly annotated by Lt Cdr Andrew David, this volume offers for the first time a complete transcript of the handwritten journal kept by William Broughton on his voyage to the North Pacific (1795-1798), together with supplementary letters and the journal of Broughton's journey across Mexico (1793). An extensive introduction by Professor Barry Gough places the voyage in its historical context. Broughton had first visited the North Pacific in 1792 in command of the brig Chatham during Vancouver's voyage. When negotiations between Vancouver and Juan Francisco Bodega y Quadra reached an impasse, Broughton was sent back to London to seek fresh instructions, travelling across Mexico and returning to Europe in Spanish ships. Back in London in July 1793 he was appointed in command of the sloop Providence with orders to rejoin Vancouver in the Pacific, taking with him the astronomer John Crosley.

A Voyage of Discovery Into the South Sea and Beering s Straits for the Purpose of Exploring a North East Passage

Author : Otto von Kotzebue
File Size : 59.77 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 415
Read : 972
Download »
A three-volume translated account, published in 1821, of the pioneering Russian expedition that mapped the coast of Siberia and Alaska.

A Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere

Author : François Péron
File Size : 44.43 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 911
Read : 741
Download »

The Cabot Voyages and Bristol Discovery under Henry VII

Author : R.A. Skelton
File Size : 40.53 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 285
Read : 543
Download »
The voyages of John and Sebastian Cabot and their English contemporaries were made, for the most part, in search of a westward passage to Asia, and they resulted in the revelation of North America. The evidences are printed here, with an indication of their origins. Some are obscure in meaning, incomplete in statement, or mutually contradictory; and we are left with the certainty that important documents have existed or may now exist, which are still unknown. Dr Williamson interprets the evidence we have. Parts of his undertaking are in the nature of detective work and he does not claim that his solutions are final, which would be impossible in the face of new evidence that may at any time occur. Cabot study is a continuing mental adventure. The maps are an important category of the evidence. Mr R.A. Skelton of the British Museum has contributed a treatment of them, authoritative in its explanations, and a valuable admonition on what can and cannot be expected of the material. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1962.

A general history and collection of voyages and travels arranged in systematic order by R Kerr Vol 12 ch 3 sect 5 vol 17

Author : General history
File Size : 61.43 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 429
Read : 958
Download »

Voyages of Discovery

Author : Ian Gilmour
File Size : 65.38 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 808
Read : 589
Download »

Voyages of Discovery

Author : Lynne Withey
File Size : 45.68 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 711
Read : 222
Download »
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

Catalogue of the Reference Library

Author : Birmingham Public Libraries
File Size : 52.75 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 351
Read : 1002
Download »