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Captain James Cook

Captain James Cook (1728-1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook 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 first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.

In three voyages Cook sailed thousands of miles across largely uncharted areas of the globe. He mapped lands from New Zealand to Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean in greater detail and on a scale not previously achieved. As he progressed on his voyages of discovery he surveyed and named features, and recorded islands and coastlines on European maps for the first time. He displayed a combination of seamanship, superior surveying and cartographic skills, physical courage and an ability to lead men in adverse conditions. (from wikipedia.org)

Captain Cook: The Man Behind the Legend


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Captain James Cook (1728-1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy.
Captain Cook Society
An international society investigating many aspects of Captain James Cook's Life and those associated with him. With over 400 members from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States.
Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery
This is a four-part documentary series hosted by Vanessa Collingridge, tracing the private and professional life of Captain James Cook.

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Captain James Cook
By Arthur Kitson. Topics: James Cook, 1728-1779; Explorers; Voyages around the world. Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & company 1907. Book Contributor: The Library of Congress.
Captain Cook
By Walter Besant, 1836-1901. Topics: James Cook, 1728-1779. Publisher: London and New York, Macmillan. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World
The Project Gutenberg EBook of Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World, by James Cook. Read this book online: HTML. Download This eBook. EPUB. Kindle. Plain Text.
Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World
By Captain James Cook. The text of this work is in the "Public Domain" in Australia. Table of Contents. Preface. Sketch of Captain Cook's Life. Persons who Left England in H.M.S. Endeavour. ...
Narrative of the Voyages Round the World, Performed by Captain James Cook
The text of this work is in the "Public Domain" in Australia. Table of Contents. Preface. Chapter: 1. Account of Captain Cook, previous to his first Voyage round the World. 2. Narrative of Captain Cook's first voyage round the world. ...
Captain Cook's Three Voyages Round the World
By Charles Rathbone Low, 1837-1918; James Cook, 1728-1779. Publisher: London : Routledge. Book Contributor: Brigham Young University-Idaho, David O. McKay Library.