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Captain Cook rediscovered : voyaging to the icy latitudes

Author: David L Nicandri
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Captain Cook Rediscovered is the first modern study to orient Captain James Cook's career from a North American vantage. Although Cook is inextricably linked to the South Pacific in the popular imagination, his crowning navigational and scientific achievements took place in the polar regions. David L. Nicandri acknowledges the cartographic accomplishments of the Australasian first voyage but focuses on the second-  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nicandri, David L., 1948-
Captain Cook rediscovered.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2020
(OCoLC)1145076257
Named Person: James Cook; James Cook
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David L Nicandri
ISBN: 9780774862257 0774862246 9780774862264 0774862254 9780774862240 0774862262
OCLC Number: 1164338027
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 434 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Part 1: Prequels. The North Sea and Canada --
The Republic of Letters --
The South Pacific --
Part 2: A Frozen World. Toward the South Pole --
The Limit of Ambition --
Temporizing in the Tropics --
Cook and Forster, On Ice --
Part 3: A Third Voyage. An Ancient Quest, A New Mission --
Southern Staging Grounds - Terra Borealis --
Blink --
Northern Interlude --
Intimations of Mortality --
Part 4: Sequels. Springtime in Kamchatka --
Diminishing Returns --
Seeding the Fur Trade on the Voyage Home.
Responsibility: David L. Nicandri.
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"Captain Cook Rediscovered is the first modern study to orient Captain James Cook's career from a North American vantage. Although Cook is inextricably linked to the South Pacific in the popular imagination, his crowning navigational and scientific achievements took place in the polar regions. David L. Nicandri acknowledges the cartographic accomplishments of the Australasian first voyage but focuses on the second- and third-voyage discovery missions in the extreme latitudes, where Cook pioneered the science of iceberg and icepack formation. A truly modern appraisal of early polar science, Captain Cook Rediscovered resonates in the climate change era."--

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