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Captain James Cook A BiographyTeresting new element is medical evidence that may explain Cook's strange behavior on his final voya. This is a great book

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Gue scientific speculations of the 18th century and the industrial revolution to come Includes an in. I couldn't put it down I followed Cook around the world using Google Earth picturing myself in each location and seeing it as Cook and his crew must have seen it Truly fires the imagination and it's all true

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REVIEW Captain James Cook: A Biography ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ This meticulous narrative captures an age of discovery and establishes Cook as a link between the vague scientific speculations of the 18th century and the industrial revolution to come Includes an interesting new element is medical evidence that may This meticulous narrative captures an age of discovery and establishes Cook as a link between the va. A brief survey of this book revealed that my sister and I had given it to our father for his birthday in 1994 It is a curious book that sails at a fair clip through Captain Cook's life We'd seen some kind of exhibit about Cook in Whitby once when we were on holiday Cook joined the royal navy in his late twenties after some years on colliers bring coal from north east England to places in want of it In the navy he participated in the conuest of Canada during which he was taught the rudiments of surveying one of the curiosities of the time was that training seems to have been effectively by means of apprenticeship and an officer's skills derived from those he had served with Cook although just a warrant officer at the time had sufficiently demonstrated his skill as surveying to be appointed to lead a two ship expedition to observe the transit of Venus from Tahiti They took with them Joseph Banks with two Swedes gentlemen of that northern nation well acuainted with the principles of Carl Linnaeus rather than the vegetables two painters and sealed instructionsOn this voyage they observed the transit of Venus surveyed the coast of New Zealand ran aground on the great barrier reef and lost about a third of the crew to disease in Dutch Bataviaview spoiler too my surprise the Dutch were also prone to scurvy so apparently they were no sauerkraut eaters either hide spoiler