Best books on captain james cook

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best books on captain james cook

Captain James Cook: A Biography by Richard Hough

In his book Blue Latitudes: boldly going where Captain Cook has gone before , published in , Tony Horwitz wrote about the books he had found of great use. His considerations are reproduced with his permission. Links have been added to references to individual books reviewed or otherwise mentioned elsewhere on this web site. Any study of Cook depends to an extraordinary degree on the encyclopedic work of John Cawte Beaglehole. The New Zealand historian, who died in , published the first accurate and comprehensive edition of Cook's journals, including scholarly introductions, long excerpts from crewmen's diaries, and scores of official documents.
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A short history of James Cook and his voyages

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Captain's log

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Captain James Cook went far, far beyond his humble origins in north Yorkshire to become, arguably, the most innovative and forward-thinking of all the many explorers of the 18th century. He also kept a vivid first-hand record of his ground-breaking voyages, in which he describes new territory in the southern hemisphere, and gives colourful accounts of his time in the islands of the Pacific. This is still in publication - and an original copy of the journals can be seen in the Sir John Ritblat Gallery in the British Library in London. Buy this book on amazon. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Visit our adblocking instructions page.

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Why is Captain James Cook so much less celebrated and remembered than Nelson, or even Scott of the Antarctic, after his much more productive and influential voyages and discoveries, from New Zealand and Australia to Alaska and Hawaii? Cook did more than any other 18th-century traveller to change our perceptions of the globe, as he mapped out much of the Pacific and showed that there was no navigable north-west passage to India.,

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