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Author McLynn, Frank

Title Captain Cook : master of the seas / Frank McLynn.

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  92 Cook,J MCLY    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 COOK,J MCL    Available
Description xv, 490 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [422]-472) and index.
Contents A Yorkshire apprenticeship -- The Seven Years War -- Charting Newfoundland -- The challenge of the Pacific -- First contacts with Tahiti -- The Isle of Cythera -- Peril in Australasia -- Homeward bound -- Antarctica -- Tongans and Maoris -- Mastering the Pacific -- Lost horizon : the great southern continent -- The last voyage -- Tahiti : the final phase -- Quest for illusion : the Northwest Passage -- Hawaiian nightmare -- Tragedy on Kealakekua Beach -- Conclusion.
Summary Profiles the famous navigator, addresses the common colonialist misconceptions about the explorer and his death, and re-creates the voyages that took him from his native England to the outer reaches of the Pacific Ocean.
Subject Cook, James, 1728-1779
Explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography
Voyages around the world -- History -- 18th century
Oceania -- Discovery and exploration
ISBN 9780300114218

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