The Resource Captain Cook in the Pacific, Nigel Rigby and Pieter van der Merwe ; with an introduction by Glyn Williams

Captain Cook in the Pacific, Nigel Rigby and Pieter van der Merwe ; with an introduction by Glyn Williams

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Captain Cook in the Pacific
Title
Captain Cook in the Pacific
Statement of responsibility
Nigel Rigby and Pieter van der Merwe ; with an introduction by Glyn Williams
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"James Cook was the greatest explorer of his age. Between 1768 and his death on Hawaii in 1779 he made three great Pacific voyages that had the same effect on his generation's view of the world as space exploration has had on ours. Born in 1723, son of a Yorkshire farm-worker, he rose from apprentice in the East Coast coal trade to be a skilled marine surveyor, Royal Naval captain and Fellow of the Royal Society." "Voyaging over then unknown seas from the Antarctic to Alaska, he discovered the east coast of New Zealand and Australia, most of the islands of the central Pacific and charted all he found with extraordinary accuracy and completeness. His voyages were also unprecedented for the health and well-being he maintained among his men." "The National Maritime Museum holds one of the world's great Cook collections and this account of his voyages, including their scientific and artistic aspects, draws on them to tell the story of man of whom it has been said, 'his competence changed the face of the world'."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 910/.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Captain Cook in the Pacific, Nigel Rigby and Pieter van der Merwe ; with an introduction by Glyn Williams
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Captain Cook in the Pacific, Nigel Rigby and Pieter van der Merwe ; with an introduction by Glyn Williams
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [139]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Captain Cook and the voyage of Endeavour -- 2. Ships in company : the second and third voyages -- 3. 'Not at all a particular ship': adapting vessels for Pacific exploration -- 4. 'Experimental gentlemen': science and empire in the Pacific -- 5. Art and artists on Cook's voyages -- 6. A 'love of human kind': Captain Cook and Pacific peoples -- Sources and further reading -- Voyage chronologies
  • Captain Cook and the voyage of Endeavour -- Ships in company : the second and third voyages -- 'Not at all a particular ship': adapting vessels for Pacific exploration -- 'Experimental gentlemen': science and empire in the Pacific -- Art and artists on Cook's voyages -- A 'love of human kind': Captain Cook and Pacific peoples -- Sources and further reading -- Voyage chronologies ..
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
138, [6] pages
Isbn
9780948065439
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004381795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) HAS185294
  • (OCoLC)51640640
  • (DLC) 2004381795
  • 7430281
  • (BNAtoc)B4689503
  • (NLNZils)938782
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  • 8667575
  • (Nz)8667575

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