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The life of Captain James Cook / by J.C. Beaglehole
Bib ID 368443
Format BookBook
Author
Beaglehole, J. C. (John Cawte), 1901-1971
 
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Description Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [1974] 
xi, 760 p., [45] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), charts, facsims., maps (1 fold.), ports. (some col.) ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0804720096
0804708487
Summary

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.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: 1. The North Sea
  • 2. The Navy
  • 3. The master
  • 4. Newfoundland
  • 5. Scientific background
  • 6. Preparations
  • 7. Passage to Tahiti
  • 8. Tahiti
  • 9. New Zealand
  • 10. New South Wales
 
Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 715-734.

Subjects Cook, James, - 1728-1779.  |  Explorers - England - Biography.  |  Biografias.  |  Australia - Discovery and exploration.
Also Titled

Cook and the Russians.


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