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Did James Cook achieve fame by mapping the known world? Were his maps so accurate that many were used right into the 20th century? 

Cook, an 18th-century explorer, lived during a time when humankind was yet naive and inexperienced in terms of understanding their environment. His legacy is quite astounding, given the fact that mankind had only begun to develop instrumentation. The people from Europe had never before seen Hawaii, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, nor crossed the Antarctic circle.

Inside, you’ll learn about:

  • James Cook, Master’s Mate
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Antarctica and the Search for the South Pole
  • The Fateful Third Voyage
  • And much more!

Cook met and mingled with many different cultures, most of which were those of the South Pacific Ocean. He and his men even witnessed a human sacrifice. There were three voyages in all. 

The first one ran from 1768 to 1771 and included Tahiti, Australia, and New Zealand. The second voyage lasted from 1772 to 1775 and was mostly spent around the coast of Antarctica. Cook’s third and final voyage went from 1776 to 1779. It entailed the Western coast of North America and Alaska where Cook fruitlessly sought for the fabled "Northwest Passage". 

Was James Cook murdered by the Hawaiians? Was that a tragic incident that should have never happened? 

Find out!

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“Part One” is like a summary. The additional “parts” didn’t really fall into rhyme nor reason.
I don’t think it was as much about Cook as it was about an introduction to cultures.
It was okay (staying in my library) and educational but not what I wanted.

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This book is a nice compact overview of an incredible man's life. He put himself into situations where he could have died so many times, a truly courageous man.

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This audio book sounds like a computer-generated reading. The AI-like cadence and monotone were impossibly distracting. Returning and finding a different biography of Cook.

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  • 07-12-20

Interesting

Interesting summary of Captain Cooks exploration of the globe. Coming from New Zealand, it was good to have his whole life explained instead of just the snippets we usually learn. (Only one star taken off for the mis pronunciation of some NZ place names.)