Captain James Cook

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Infobase Publishing, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages

James Cook, son of a farm laborer and onetime shopkeeper's apprentice, became one of England's greatest explorers. After learning his trade as a seafarer in the Royal Navy, he commanded three epic voyages that took him around the world twice and from the Antarctic to the Arctic. His many discoveries included the Great Barrier Reef of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands. His exploration of the South Pacific added immeasurably to the geography of that region, and his rigorous insistence on a diet intended to prevent diseases like scurvy served as a model for generations of captains. On his final voyage, Cook was stabbed to death during the season of war in Hawaii. In Captain James Cook, learn how this daring explorer charted far-flung regions of the globe.

 

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Contents

1 From Farm to Sea 17281768
6
2 The First Voyage 17681771
22
3 England 17711772
42
4 The Second Voyage 17721775
50
5 England 17751776
68
6 The Third Voyage 17761779
77
7 Kealakekua Bay 1779
91
Chronology
100
Glossary
102
Bibliography
104
Further Resources
105
Picture Credits
107
Index
108
About the Author
112
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About the author (2009)

William W. Lace holds a bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University, a master's degree from East Texas State University, and a doctorate from the University of North Texas. He has written more than 40 nonfiction books for young readers on subjects ranging from the atomic bomb to the Dallas Cowboys.

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