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The life of Captain James Cook

Author: J C Beaglehole
Publisher: London : A. and C. Black, 1974.
Series: Extra series (Hakluyt Society)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Captain James Cook is the greatest explorer-seaman of all time, yet the world had to wait almost two centuries for the first full-scale biography to do justice to the man and his achievements. The culmination of the life work of the most distinguished historian of Pacific exploration, this lavishly illustrated biography places Cook in the context of his times and affirms his eminence in the history of maritime  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: James Cook; James Cook; James Cook; James Cook; James Cook
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J C Beaglehole
ISBN: 0713613823 9780713613827 0804708487 9780804708487
OCLC Number: 3121392
Notes: Author was a New Zealander.
Description: xi, 760 pages, 40 pages of plates, 3 leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), charts, facsimiles, maps (1 folded), portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: The North Sea --
The Navy --
The master --
Newfoundland --
Scientific background --
Preparations --
Passage to Tahiti --
Tahiti --
New Zealand --
New South Wales --
Batavia to England --
England 1771-1772 --
England to New Zealand --
The first island sweep --
The Antarctic again --
The second island sweep --
From New Zealand to England --
England 1775-1776 --
A third voyage --
England to New Zealand again --
New Zealand to Tonga --
Last days at Tahiti --
To New Albion --
The North-West Coast --
Kealakekua Bay --
End of a voyage --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Extra series (Hakluyt Society)
Responsibility: by J.C. Beaglehole.

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Captain James Cook is the greatest explorer-seaman of all time, yet the world had to wait almost two centuries for the first full-scale biography to do justice to the man and his achievements. The culmination of the life work of the most distinguished historian of Pacific exploration, this lavishly illustrated biography places Cook in the context of his times and affirms his eminence in the history of maritime discovery.

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