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Author Thomas, Nicholas, 1960-

Title Discoveries : the voyages of Captain Cook / Nicholas Thomas
Published London., [England] : Allen Lane/Penguin, [2003]


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Description xxxvii, 467 pages : illustrations, maps., portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Introduction: History's man -- Pt. 1. England's Atlantic -- 1. Cook's maps -- 2. Bank's books -- Pt. 2. To the South Sea -- 3. Punished Henry Stephens Seaman -- 4. As miserable a set of People as are this day upon Earth -- 5. As favourable to our purpose as we could wish -- 6. In order to seize upon the people -- 7. He was laughed at by the Indians -- 8. An alarming and I may say terrible Circumstance -- 9. The Calamitous Situation we are at present in -- 10. My intentions certainly were not criminal -- Pt. 3. Towards the South Pole -- 11. The Inhospitable parts I am going to -- 12. Mingling my tears with hers -- 13. We are the innocent cause of this war -- 14. The varieties of the human species -- 15. The Southern Hemisphere sufficiently explored -- 16. Now I am going to be confined -- Pt. 4. To the North Pacific -- 17. I allow because I cannot prevent it -- 18. An act that I cannot account for -- 19. They may fear, but never love us -- 20. Squalls and rain and so dark -- 21. A dream that we could not reconcile ourselves to -- Epilogue: Cook's afterlives
Summary "Captain James Cook was one of the greatest sea explorers of all time. His epic voyages charted the islands of the Pacific, defined the coasts of New Zealand and eastern Australia and ventured into both Arctic and Antarctic ice. His men suffered near shipwreck, were ravaged by tropical diseases and survived frozen oceans. They did all this not for conquest but, as Nicholas Thomas's book shows, to map the unknown and chart new territory."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis History, Pre-1801
Cultural anthropology
Discovery and exploration
James Cook
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Travel.
Explorers -- Great Britain.
Explorers -- England -- Biography.
Voyages around the world -- History -- 18th century.
Voyages around the world.
Discoveries in geography.
Oceania -- Discovery and exploration.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2004426944
ISBN 0713995572 :
Other Titles Cook : the extraordinary voyages of Captain James Cook