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The life of Captain James Cook.

Author: J C Beaglehole
Publisher: Stanford, Calif., Stanford University Press [1974]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a biography of the explorer Captain James Cook. It places Cook in the context of his times and affirms his eminence in the history of maritime discovery.

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Named Person: James Cook; James Cook; James Cook; James Cook; James Cook
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J C Beaglehole
ISBN: 0804708487 9780804708487 0804720096 9780804720090
OCLC Number: 849404
Description: xi, 760 pages illustrations 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.
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'Definitive is a word to use sparingly, but it applies to this life of Cook ... The book abounds in fresh insights and fascinating information.' The American Historical Review

 
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