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Cook : the extraordinary voyages of Captain James Cook

Verfasser/in: Nicholas Thomas
Verlag: New York : Walker & Co., 2003.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Biografie : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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This book is the definitive chronicle of the three world-changing voyages made by Captain James Cook in the 1770s - voyages which substantially recast the known shape of the globe.
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Gattung/Form: Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Biography
History
Name: James Cook; James Cook; James Cook
Medientyp: Biografie
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Nicholas Thomas
ISBN: 0802714129 9780802714121
OCLC-Nummer: 52858507
Anmerkungen: Published simultaneously under the title: Discoveries : the voyages of Captain James Cook.
Beschreibung: xxxvii, 467 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Inhalt: Introduction --
History's man --
1. England's Atlantic --
Cook's maps ; Banks's books --
2. To the South Sea --
Punished Henry Stephens seaman ; As miserable a set of people as are this day upon Earth ; As favourable to our purpose as we could wish ; In order to seize upon the people ; He was laughed at by the Indians ; Alarming and I may say terrible circumstance ; Calamitous situation we are at present in ; My intentions certainly were not criminal --
3. Towards the South Pole --
Inhospitable parts I am going to ; Mingling my tears with hers ; We are the innocent cause of this war ; Varieties of the human species ; Southern hemisphere sufficiently explored ; Now I am going to be confined --
4. To the North Pacific --
I allow because I cannot prevent it ; Act that I cannot account for ; They may fear, but never love us ; Squalls and rain and so dark ; Dream that we could not reconcile ourselves to --
Epilogue : Cook's afterlives.
Andere Titel Extraordinary voyages of Captain James Cook
Verfasserangabe: Nicholas Thomas.
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This book is the definitive chronicle of the three world-changing voyages made by Captain James Cook in the 1770s - voyages which substantially recast the known shape of the globe.

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