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The Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific

by James Cook (Author)

Other authors: A. Grenfell Price (Editor)

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Reading this in tandem with Alexander Mackenzie, "Voyages From Montreal Through the Continent of North America." ( )
  mighty_lark | Aug 17, 2014 |
Enjoyed reading, but wouldn't take it to be truth. ( )
  Michael.Bradham | Sep 2, 2013 |
A wonderful, emotional read. Given his enormous contribution to geographical research, science, medicine, navigation, etc., Cook really deserves far greater recognition. And he did it all without so much as a trace of imperialistic arrogance. In fact, his approach to dealings with natives in the South Pacific, North America and elsewhere, and the rigid code of conduct imposed upon his crew, are among the most heart-warming features of this account.

My one criticism is all too often true of books about exploration: the original pre- and post- Cook maps are fine, but you also need a detailed modern map to comprehend the routes that Cook and his ships took, and the places they visited. Still a fine account though, and thoroughly recommended (especially for those who complain about discomfort on the Isle of Wight ferry!). ( )
  dom61uk | Oct 23, 2012 |
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Cook, JamesAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Price, A. GrenfellEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, Percy G.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ingleton, Geoffrey C.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Cook's three great voyages into the uncharted Pacific, told in his own words. Travel classic recounts exploration of the eastern coastline of Australia, mapping of New Zealand, discovery of Hawaiian Islands, much more.

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