The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas

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Allen Lane, 2003 - Explorers - 506 pages
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This text provides an account of Cook's South Sea voyages, in which Cook plunged south to discover Antarctica and then veered north to discover Hawaii. In Anne Salmond's narrative, Cook's ships, far from remaining little wooden islands of Englishness in a Polynesian sea, become ever more tangled in the worlds they encounter, leaving Cook's tattooed, dazzled sailors just as altered as the Polynesians themselves.

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Review: The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: The Remarkable Story of Captain Cook s Encounters in the South Seas

User Review  - Lyn - Goodreads

Fascinating account of Cook's voyages to the Pacific and his meeting with various Pacific people. What is great about this book is that it seems to be drawn from the records and diaries kept during ... Read full review

Review: The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: The Remarkable Story of Captain Cook s Encounters in the South Seas

User Review  - Josette - Goodreads

It is a great book for anybody who wants a vivid, and informative narration of Captain Cook's travels in the South Seas. Gives a wonderful glimpse of the British point of view when dealing with ... Read full review

Contents

How Englishmen Came to Eat Dogs i
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The Wooden World of the Endeavour
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The Dolphins visit to Tahiti in 1767 The Society Islands in the decades
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About the author (2003)

Anne Salmond is a Distinguished Professor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Auckland.

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