The Death of Captain Cook and Other Writings

Front Cover
University of Wales Press, 2007 - History - 170 pages
No aspect of the voyages of Captain Cook have been more controversial than Cook's death. This book reprints one of the classic accounts of this episode, the vivid and lively narrative by one of the voyage surgeons, David Samwell. Introductory essays contextualize Samwell's contribution within this period of Pacific maritime history.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

an eventful career
24
David Samwell on his hobby horse
37
Note on the texts
58
Copyright

1 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Prof. Nicholas Thomas is Director of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambrdige. He has published extensively and won many awards in the field of cross-cultural research in both the UK and Australia. Dr. Martin Fitzpatrick (retired) was formerly Senior Lecturer at the Department of History and Welsh History, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He has published widely on eighteenth-century literature, Jenny Newell is Assistant Curator, Pacific and Australian Collection, Department of Ethnography, British Museum and has contributed to a number of publications on eighteenth-century travel/exploration.

Bibliographic information