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Cook : the extraordinary voyages of Captain James Cook

Author: Nicholas Thomas
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Travel writing
Biography
History
Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Named Person: James Cook; James Cook; James Cook
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Thomas
ISBN: 0802714129 9780802714121 0802777112 9780802777119
OCLC Number: 52858507
Notes: Published simultaneously under the title: Discoveries : the voyages of Captain James Cook.
Description: xxxvii, 467 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: Extraordinary voyages of Captain James Cook
Responsibility: 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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