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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There are many books which follow the explorations of Capt. James Cook as he traversed the South Seas. This volume, however, looks at Cook's discoveries from an anthroplogical point of view, telling ... Read full review

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

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