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The Life of Captain James Cook

The Circumnavigator

by Arthur Kitson

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Published by BiblioBazaar .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography & Autobiography / General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages260
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11976141M
    ISBN 101434621766
    ISBN 109781434621764
    OCLC/WorldCa298626705

    Buy The Life of Captain James Cook New Ed by Beaglehole, J. C. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(6). James Cook was born on 27 October in a small village near Middlesbrough in Yorkshire. His father was a farm worker. At the age of 17, Cook moved to .

    This book was published in I wanted to see this reprint to compare it with more recent Captain Cook biographies. The book is OK but for a better biography there are many other more recent ones available such as those by Beaglehole (the standard), Hough, Thomas or McLynn, or McLynn's biography () has weaknesses/5(11). With his masterful storytelling talent, Peter FitzSimons brings James Cook to life. Focusing on his most iconic expedition, the voyage of the Endeavour, where Cook first set foot on Australian and New Zealand soil, FitzSimons contrasts Cook against another figure that looms large in Australian history - Joseph Banks, the aristocratic botanist.

    After a long, varied, and interesting life, James Cook died in , at the age of Fifty Years on the Old Frontier, his autobiography published by Yale University Press, records many of James' memories of life and adventure in the West. The book is available for sale today in the Agate Fossil Beds National Monument bookstore. One of the most valued destination was the East-South Pacific Sea, and that is where the English Captain James Cook made three travels to examine the area. On 3rd June the passage of Venus in front of the Sun was expected and it was an event that the powerful Britannic Navy could not lose in that century of scientific explorations.


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The Life of Captain James Cook by Arthur Kitson Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book is very long and detailed, but provides vast information of Captain James Cook and his voyages that added to our knowledge of geography, oceanography, biology, astronomy, navigation, health, and humanity.

I recomend everyone old and young, of every ethnic background to read this by: In his book Blue Latitudes: boldly going where Captain Cook has gone before, published inTony 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. James Cook was a naval captain, navigator and explorer who, incharted New Zealand and the Great Barrier Reef of Australia on his ship HMB Born: James Cook, (born OctoMarton-in-Cleveland, Yorkshire, England—died FebruKealakekua Bay, Hawaii), British naval captain, navigator, and explorer who sailed the seaways and coasts of Canada (, –67) and conducted three expeditions to the Pacific Ocean (–71, –75, –79), ranging from the.

"[Hough's] thorough and lively biography interprets the life with sympathy and skill. From first page to last, Hough leaves no doubt that he is telling the story not merely of a great sailor but also of a great man."--Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World James Cook, born inwas one of the most celebrated men of his time, the last and the greatest of the romantic Cited by: 8.

How Captain Cook Helped The British Conquer Scurvy. Having begun his career as an enlisted seaman himself, James Cook was particularly concerned with the health of the crew during the voyage. One of the great afflictions of mariners at that time was scurvy, a disease that caused sore joints, poor appetite, bleeding gums, lassitude, and loose teeth.

An exciting and marvellously readable biography of Captain James Cook, the last of the great navigators. Synopsis In Cook's relatively short and adventurous life () he voyaged to the eastern and western sea boards of North America, the North and South Pacific and the Arctic and Antarctic bringing about a new comprehension of the world's /5().

James Cook FRS (7 November – 14 February ) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the British Royal made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the Cause of death: Stab wound.

Captain Cook killed in Hawaii On FebruCaptain James Cook, the great English explorer and navigator, is killed by natives of Hawaii during his.

A large format book with day-by-day maps and the track of Captain James Cook's many voyages, from his days aboard colliers on the English coast to his pioneering mapping work in Canada in the late 's and s -- to his round-the-world voyages.4/5.

Rarely, if ever, have I read a history book as compelling and as human as 'Farther Than Any Man: The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook'. Not an audiobook this time, I had a hard time putting this page-by-pager down. Martin Dugard is an amazing painter with words/5.

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK - Life and Voyages of the Great Navigator. By Walter Besant JAMES COOK, bornMarton, Yorkshire, England, diedHawaii. The second son of James Cook, a Yorkshire labourer, and Grace his wife. 1) James Cook's "A general chart of the island of NEWFOUNDLAND: with the rocks and soundings / drawn from surveys taken by order of the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admirality by James Cook and Michael Lane, surveyors, and others" ().

This chart lis the earliest one I have come across to label the body of water Clode Sound. First edition of the first biography of Captain James Cook, with copper-engraved frontispiece portrait by James Heath, an unusually large, wide-margined copy in contemporary gilt-ruled calf boards.

"This work contains an admirable precis of the three voyages, with valuable information from the original sources. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Life of Captain James Cook. Dublin, Printed by J. Jones, (OCoLC) Named Person: James Cook; James Cook. Captain Cook is the greatest explorer-seaman of all time, yet the world has had to wait almost two centuries for the first full-scale biography to do justice to the man and his achievements.

Professor J.C. Beaglehole, the leading authority on Pacific exploration, devoted himself for many years to the editing of Cook's copious Journals, a monument of scholarship in four massive volumes.

Captain James Cook is one of the greatest maritime explorers in world history. Over three remarkable voyages of discovery into the Pacific in the latter part of the eighteenth century, Cook unravelled the oldest mystery surrounding the existence of Terra Australis Incognita - /5(48).

Life of Captain James Cook. London: Printed for G. Nicol, bookseller to his Majesty in Pall-Mall and G.G.J. and J. Robinson, Pater-Noster Row, M. DCC. LXXXVIII [] (OCoLC) Captain James Cook is one of the greatest maritime explorers of all time.

Over three remarkable voyages of discovery into the Pacific in the latter part of the 18th century, Cook unravelled the oldest mystery surrounding the existence of Terra Australis Incognita - the Great South Land.

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$ Free shipping. The Popular Life of Buddha by Arthur Lillie (English) Paperback Book Free Shippi. $ Description This edition of The Life of Captain James Cook by Arthur Kitson is given by Ashed Phoenix - Million Book Edition Details. ISBN ;Seller Rating: % positive.James Cook was a British navigator and explorer who sailed and mapped much of the South Pacific.

Where did Captain Cook grow up? James Cook was born on Octo in Marton, England. His father was a farmer, but as James grew older he began to feel the lure of the sea.

At around the age of 18 he took an apprenticeship as a merchant seaman.