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The Voyages Of Captain Cook

Author : James Cook
ISBN : 1840221003
Genre : Australia
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Cook's three voyages of discovery, which took place between 1768 and 1779, are among the most remarkable achievements in the history of exploration. Cook charted vast areas of the globe with astonishing accuracy, and the voyages also made a significant contribution towards solving some of the great problems of cartography and navigation.With crews containing gifted sailors and navigators, as well as botanists, painters and scientists, Cook provides the link between the speculative, profit-hungry voyages of the Elizabethan seafarers and the scientific expeditions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Captain Cook

Author : Vanessa Collingridge
ISBN : 9781448117161
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A uniquely woven story encompassing three separate centuries and three different lives. Captain Cook, best known for his heroic voyages through the Pacific Ocean, is brought to life in vivid detail. We follow his humble beginnings as the son of a farm labourer, through his convention-shattering treatment of the indigenous groups he met on his travels, and then onto his final tragic voyage which signalled the end of his revered reputation. One hundred years on from the death of Cook, another great man, George Collingridge begins his own adventure. He, like Cook was oblivious to the implications his journey would have. Along the way he unfolds ancient maps, secret tales and unearths hidden lands and buried treasure. He is also said to have realised that it was not Cook who discovered Australia - it was the Portugese. This firm belief was the eventual cause of his self-destruction. Another hundred years later Vanessa Collingridge, is searching for books on her lifelong hero Captain Cook in a university library. She discovers the name of a distant cousin, George Collingridge, in a dusty card index. And so a new journey of discovery begins - in the footsteps of her hero and his nemesis.

Captain Cook S Journal During The First Voyage Round The World

Author : James Cook
ISBN : 9783734021640
Genre : Fiction
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Reproduction of the original: Captain Cook ́s Journal during the First Voyage round the World by James Cook

The Captain Cook Encyclopaedia

Author : John Robson
ISBN : UOM:39015059292717
Genre : History
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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 Three Voyages Of Captain Cook Round The World

Author : James Cook
ISBN : UCAL:$B558448
Genre : Explorers
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Reise Um Die Welt Mit Captain Cook

Author : Heinrich Zimmermann (of Wiesloch)
ISBN : NWU:35556027276625
Genre : Australia
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The Journals Of Captain Cook

Author : Captain James Cook
ISBN : 9780141928081
Genre : Literary Collections
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Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle to the Arctic Sea, Cook charted Australia and the whole coast of New Zealand, and brought back detailed descriptions of the natural history of the Pacific. Accounts based on Cook's journals were issued at the time, but it was not until this century that the original journals were published in Beaglehole's definitive edition. The JOURNALS tells the story of these voyages as Cook wanted it to be told, radiating the ambition, courage and skill which enabled him to carry out an unrivalled series of expeditions in dangerous waters.

The Life Of Captain James Cook

Author : J. C. Beaglehole
ISBN : 0804720096
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The culmination of the life work of the most distinguished historian of Pacific exploration, this lavishly illustrated biography places Cook in the context of his times and affirms his eminence in the history of maritime discovery.

The Apotheosis Of Captain Cook

Author : Gananath Obeyesekere
ISBN : 0691057524
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In January 1778 Captain James Cook "discovered" the Hawaiian islands and was hailed by the native peoples as their returning god Lono. On a return trip, after a futile attempt to discover the Northwest Passage, Cook was killed in what modern anthropologists and historians interpret as a ritual sacrifice of the fertility god. Questioning the circumstances surrounding Cook's so-called divinity - or apotheosis - and his death, Gananath Obeyesekere debunks one of the most enduring myths of imperialism, civilization, and conquest: the notion that the Western civilizer is a god to savages. Through a close reexamination of Cook's grueling final voyage, his increasingly erratic behavior, his strained relations with the Hawaiians, and the violent death he met at their hands, Obeyesekere rewrites an important segment of British and Hawaiian history in a way that challenges Eurocentric views of non-Western cultures. The discrepancies between Cook the legend and the person come alive in a narrative based on shipboard journals and logs kept by the captain and his officers. In these accounts Obeyesekere sees Cook as both the self-conscious civilizer and as the person who, his mission gone awry, becomes a "savage" himself - during the last voyage it was Cook's destructive side that dominated. After examining various versions of the "Cook myth, " the author argues that the Hawaiians did not apotheosize the captain but revered him as a chief on par with their own. The blurring of conventional distinctions between history, hagiography, and myth, Obeyesekere maintains, requires us to examine the presuppositions that go into the writing of history and anthropology.

Captain Cook

Author : Frank McLynn
ISBN : 9780300114218
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The best-selling author of Marcus Aurelius: A Life offers a new view of Captain James Cook and vividly recreates his voyages into the heart of the Pacific.

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