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The Resource Captain Cook : master of the seas, Frank McLynn

Captain Cook : master of the seas, Frank McLynn

Label
Captain Cook : master of the seas
Title
Captain Cook
Title remainder
master of the seas
Statement of responsibility
Frank McLynn
Title variation
Master of the seas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The age of discovery was at its peak in the eighteenth century, with heroic adventurers charting the furthest reaches of the globe. Foremost among these explorers was navigator and cartographer Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy. This biography reveals Cook's place in history as a brave and brilliant seaman
Review
The man who searched the Pacific Ocean for the Great Southern Continent was much more than a circumnavigator and an explorer. A polymath and all-round specialist on both coastal and deep-water sailing, his selection by the Royal Society and the British Navy to lead the first expedition to the South Pacific was a strategic, political, and economic decision influenced by the results of the Seven Years War. During his three voyages, he charted the entire coast of New Zealand as well as the east coast of Australia. The introduction of Harrison’s chronometer in 1759 enabled Cook to establish correct longitude and to chart the Pacific with an accuracy that still astonishes mariners. Cook exhibited his intense interest in fields as varied as astronomy, sociology, navigation, and commerce in his establishment of England as the colonial power in Asian waters. McLynn does a yeoman’s work in transforming Cook’s terse, factual notations in the ships’ logs into a much more readable portrayal of his voyages. A just and honest captain, Cook’s navigation through the Great Barrier Reef and across both the Arctic and Antarctic circles are achievements that will never be equaled. (June) --Staff (Reviewed June 6, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 23, p)
Biography type
individual biography
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393426
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
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McLynn, Frank
Dewey number
910.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cook, James
  • Explorers
  • Discoveries in geography
Target audience
adult
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master of the seas
Label
Captain Cook : master of the seas, Frank McLynn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000046971262
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 490 p., [32] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780300114218
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, ports.
Label
Captain Cook : master of the seas, Frank McLynn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000046971262
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 490 p., [32] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780300114218
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, ports.

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