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The explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific, as told by selections of his own journals, 1768-1779

Author: James Cook; A Grenfell Price, Sir
Publisher: New York, Dover Publications [1971]
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"No man ever did more to alter and correct the map of the earth," writes Percy Adams in his new introduction, than James Cook, the Scotch-born British naval commander who rose from humble beginnings to pilot three great eighteenth-century voyages of discovery in the then practically unchartered Pacific.
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Early works to 1800
Named Person: James Cook
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Cook; A Grenfell Price, Sir
ISBN: 0486227669 9780486227665
OCLC Number: 334500
Description: xix, 292 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introductory --
ch. 1. Ocean problems of the 18th century --
ch. 2. Cooks' early life and career --
The first voyage, 1768-1771 --
ch. 3. Preparations and instructions --
ch. 4. Tahiti, 1769 --
ch. 5. New Zealand, 1769-70 --
ch. 6. Eastern Australia, 1770 --
ch. 7. The voyage concluded --
The second voyage, 1772-1775 --
ch. 8. Seeking the southern continent --
ch. 9. The Antarctic, 1772-3 --
ch. 10. Searching the Pacific, 1773 --
ch. 11. The Antarctic, 1773-4 --
ch. 12. Searching the Pacific, 1774 --
ch. 13. The Antarctic and home, 1774-5 --
ch. 14. Cook honoured in England --
The third voyage, 1776-1780 --
ch. 15. Preparations and instructions --
ch. 16. The central Pacific --
ch. 17. The discovery of Hawaii, 1778 --
ch. 18. The north American coast --
ch. 19. The death of James Cook --
Conclusion --
ch. 20. The man and his achievements.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited by A. Grenfell Price ; illustrated by Geoffrey C. Ingleton ; with a new introduction by Percy G. Adams.
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"No man ever did more to alter and correct the map of the earth," writes Percy Adams in his new introduction, than James Cook, the Scotch-born British naval commander who rose from humble beginnings to pilot three great eighteenth-century voyages of discovery in the then practically unchartered Pacific.

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