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Tupaia -1770

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Works: 8 works in 18 publications in 3 languages and 353 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Classifications: G246.C7, 910.92
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Publications about Tupaia
Most widely held works about Tupaia
    Tupaia : Captain Cook's Polynesian navigator by Joan Druett( Book )
    4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
    A biography of Tupaia, navigator and translator for Captain James Cook, covering brief glimpses into his childhood, focusing on his time on the Endeavor with Cook, and revealing Tupaia's other skill sets during his lifetime
    Tupaia : the remarkable story of Captain Cook's Polynesian navigator by Joan Druett( Book )
    8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
    "Tupaia sailed with Captain Cook from Tahiti, piloted the Endeavour about the South Pacific, and interceded with Maori in NZ. Tupaia, a gifted linguist, a brilliant orator, and a most devious politician,was highly skilled in astronomy, navigation, and meteorology. An expert in the geography of the Pacific, he was able to name directional stars and predict landfalls and weather throughout the voyage from Tahiti to Java. He was also the ship's translator, able to communicate with all the Polynesian people they met. As a man of high social ranking, Tupaia performed as an ntermediary, interpreting local rituals and ceremonies. Not only did Tupaia become one of the ship's artists, drawing lively pictures to illustrate what he described, but he could be called the Pacific's first anthropologist"--Publisher information
    Tupaia : le pilote polynésien du capitaine Cook by Joan Druett( Book )
    1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
    La quatrième de couverture indique: "Après avoir évoqué les premiers contacts entre Européens et Tahitiens - Wallis en 1767, Bougainville en 1768, Cook en 1768 - Joan Druett focalise le récit détaillé du retour de Cook sur un personnage resté jusqu'ici secondaire, le Tahitien Tupaia, diplomate et navigateur, que le commandant de l'Endeavour ramenait avec lui en Angleterre. On sait peu que, sans ce tahu'a, cet aristocrate, prêtre et érudit polynésien, les contacts avec les Maoris de Nouvelle-Zélande se seraient limités à de sanglantes escarmouches. On sait moins encore que, pour des raisons qu'analyse en détail Joan Druett, Cook tenta dans son journal de minimiser par tous les moyens le rôle de Tupaia durant ce voyage, y compris durant les premiers contacts avec les Aborigènes d'Australie, où le Tahitien fut pourtant le seul à savoir gagner leur confiance. On a généralement oublié qu'il n'est jamais arrivé en Angleterre, terrassé à Batavia par le scorbut et les fièvres. Joan Druett tire de l'oubli un personnage d'une grande force, dont l'histoire n'avait jamais été racontée de façon aussi exhaustive et dramatique."
    Liao bu qi de Tupayiya : Kuke chuan chang de chuan qi ling hang yuan by Chude( Book )
    1 edition published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
    Liao bu qi de Tupayiya : Kuke chuan chang de chuan qi ling hang yuan by Joan Druett( Book )
    1 edition published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 1 library worldwide
    'Principles for a new Australian democracy' : social and economic values in culture and artistic practice by Harriet Parsons( Book )
    1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    The impact of Polynesia on Captain Cook by Anne Salmond( Sound Recording )
    1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    A reconstruction of a Tahitian star compass based on Tupaia's "Chart for the Society Islands with Otaheite in the center." by Anne Di Piazza( Article )
    1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
Alternative Names
Tupaia d. 1770
Tupaia (navigisto)
Tupaia Polynesian navigator
Languages
English (15)
Chinese (2)
French (1)
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