Captain Cook Explores the Pacific in World History

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Enslow Publishers, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
For many long and grueling months, Captain James Cook and his crew had been sailing the Pacific Ocean, searching for the legendary Northwest Passage. The journey had been a dangerous and frustrating one, but then, in January 1778, Cook made an amazing discovery, a whole chain of lush, beautiful islands inhabited by friendly and fascinating people. In his unsuccessful hunt for the Northwest Passage, Cook had become the first European to discover the Hawaiian Islands. Author Ann Graham Gaines traces the exciting adventures of James Cook and his crew through their several voyages in the Pacific Ocean. Highlighting the unique cultures of the native people of the South Pacific, Gaines examines the interaction and eventual clash between the European and Pacific civilizations.

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James Cook Discovers Hawaii
Early Explorers of the Pacific
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About the author (2002)

Gaines holds graduate degrees in American Civilization and Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been a freelance writer for 18 years, specializing in nonfiction for children.

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