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Captain Cook in the Pacific

Author: Nigel Rigby; Pieter van der Merwe; National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : National Maritime Museum, 2002.
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"James Cook was the greatest explorer of his age. Between 1768 and his death on Hawaii in 1779 he made three great Pacific voyages that had the same effect on his generation's view of the world as space exploration has had on ours. Born in 1723, son of a Yorkshire farm-worker, he rose from apprentice in the East Coast coal trade to be a skilled marine surveyor, Royal Naval captain and Fellow of the Royal Society."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rigby, Nigel.
Captain Cook in the Pacific.
London : National Maritime Museum, 2002
(OCoLC)609192501
Named Person: James Cook; James Cook; James Cook
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Rigby; Pieter van der Merwe; National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
ISBN: 0948065435 9780948065439
OCLC Number: 51640640
Description: 138, [6] pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Captain Cook and the voyage of Endeavour --
2. Ships in company : the second and third voyages --
3. 'Not at all a particular ship': adapting vessels for Pacific exploration --
4. 'Experimental gentlemen': science and empire in the Pacific --
5. Art and artists on Cook's voyages --
6. A 'love of human kind': Captain Cook and Pacific peoples --
Sources and further reading --
Voyage chronologies.
Responsibility: Nigel Rigby and Pieter van der Merwe ; with an introduction by Glyn Williams.
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"James Cook was the greatest explorer of his age. Between 1768 and his death on Hawaii in 1779 he made three great Pacific voyages that had the same effect on his generation's view of the world as space exploration has had on ours. Born in 1723, son of a Yorkshire farm-worker, he rose from apprentice in the East Coast coal trade to be a skilled marine surveyor, Royal Naval captain and Fellow of the Royal Society." "Voyaging over then unknown seas from the Antarctic to Alaska, he discovered the east coast of New Zealand and Australia, most of the islands of the central Pacific and charted all he found with extraordinary accuracy and completeness. His voyages were also unprecedented for the health and well-being he maintained among his men." "The National Maritime Museum holds one of the world's great Cook collections and this account of his voyages, including their scientific and artistic aspects, draws on them to tell the story of man of whom it has been said, 'his competence changed the face of the world'."--BOOK JACKET.

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