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Cook : the extraordinary voyages of Captain James Cook

Author: Nicholas Thomas
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English
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[In this volume, the author offers] 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. [He] breathes life into the complex and controversial legacy of an often-misunderstood man ... Cook's life is the story of a world in transition, of the expansion of minds as well as empires. Just as there were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: James Cook; James Cook
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Thomas
OCLC Number: 55036632
Notes: Originally published: New York : Walker & Co., ©2003.
Published simultaneously under the title: Discoveries : the voyages of Captain James Cook.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: England's Atlantic --
To the South Sea --
Towards the South Pole --
To the North Pacific --
Epilogue, Cook's afterlives.
Other Titles: Extraordinary voyages of Captain James Cook
Responsibility: Nicholas Thomas.

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[In this volume, the author offers] 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. [He] breathes life into the complex and controversial legacy of an often-misunderstood man ... Cook's life is the story of a world in transition, of the expansion of minds as well as empires. Just as there were other places to live, Cook discovered there were other ways to live. Dealing extensively with Cook's time in the Pacific, [he also] reconstructs the many sides of encounters that were often curious and unusual for Europeans and Islanders alike: charged with mutual curiosity, animated by pleasure, and often disturbed by violence and disease. These experiences tell us much about the interplay between cultures and about the beginnings of stereotypes that came to dominate Western imaginings of native peoples.-Dust jacket.

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