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Voyage of the Endeavour : Captain Cook and the discovery of the Pacific

Author: Alan Frost
Publisher: St. Leonards, NSW, Australia : Allen & Unwin, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The European exploration of the Pacific Ocean in the eighteenth century is one of the great stories of human endeavour." "The Voyage of the Endeavour begins with this story in all its intricacy and fascination. It ends with Captain James Cook, his achievements and motivations. It shows why this man can be regarded as the greatest explorer of all time, and one of the makers of the modern imagination."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: James Cook; James Cook; James Cook
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Frost
ISBN: 1864481889 9781864481884
OCLC Number: 39444831
Description: xxviii, 140 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: 'This mysterious divine ocean, this tide-beating heart of Earth' --
1. War, Discovery and Trade: Exploring the Pacific, 1748-1766 --
2. Eden in the Pacific: The discovery of Tahiti, and French voyages, 1766-1773 --
3. An Explorer's Destiny: James Cook's first voyage, 1768-1771 --
4. The Greatest of all Oceanic Explorations: James Cook's second voyage, 1772-1775 --
5. An Ever-Darkening Aspect: James Cook's third voyage, 1776-1780 --
6. Imperial Rivalries: A maritime agenda in the Pacific Ocean, 1770-1794 --
7. A European Pacific: British plans for commercial empire, 1785-1804 --
8. James Cook in Time: Conclusion --
Epilogue: The school of Cook.
Responsibility: Alan Frost.

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In this volume, the author overturns the idea of Lt James Cook as a "tradesman" navigator. He examines what it meant to sail with Cook, why the Endeavour sought out the mysterious Great South Land,  Read more...

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