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The Resource Captain Cook : master of the seas, Frank McLynn

Captain Cook : master of the seas, Frank McLynn

Label
Captain Cook : master of the seas
Title
Captain Cook
Title remainder
master of the seas
Statement of responsibility
Frank McLynn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The age of discovery was at its peak in the eighteenth century, with heroic adventurers charting the furthest reaches of the globe. Foremost among these explorers was navigator and cartographer Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy. Recent writers have viewed Cook largely through the lens of colonial exploitation, regarding him as a villain and overlooking an important aspect of his identity: his nautical skills. In this authentic, engrossing biography, Frank McLynn reveals Cook's place in history as a brave and brilliant seaman. He shows how the Captain's life was one of struggle--with himself, with institutions, with the environment, with the desire to be remembered--and also one of great success. In Captain Cook, McLynn re-creates the voyages that took the famous navigator from his native England to the outer reaches of the Pacific Ocean. Ultimately, Cook, who began his career as a deckhand, transcended his humble beginnings and triumphed through good fortune, courage, and talent. Although Cook died in a senseless, avoidable conflict with the people of Hawaii, McLynn illustrates that to the men with whom he served, Cook was master of the seas and nothing less than a titan
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McLynn, Frank
Illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cook, James
  • Cook, James
  • Explorers
  • Voyages around the world
  • Oceania
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Explorers
  • Voyages around the world
  • Great Britain
  • Oceania
Label
Captain Cook : master of the seas, Frank McLynn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 422-472) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Illustrations""; ""Charting Cook""; ""A Yorkshire Apprenticeship""; ""The Seven Years War""; ""Charting Newfoundland""; ""The Challenge of the Pacific""; ""First Contacts with Tahiti""; ""The Isle of Cythera""; ""Peril in Australasia""; ""Homeward Bound""; ""Antarctica""; ""Tongans and Maoris""; ""Mastering the Pacific""; ""Lost Horizon: The Great""; ""Southern Continent""; ""The Last Voyage""; ""Tahiti: The Final Phase""; ""Quest for Illusion:""; ""The Northwest Passage""; ""Hawaiian Nightmare""; ""Tragedy on Kealakekua Beach""; ""Conclusion""; ""Appendix""; ""Notes""
Control code
ocn808346524
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 490 pages, 5 unnumbered leaves of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300172201
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt113w6f
  • 2b4592b8-6d3a-418d-b685-d4072809e728
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808346524
Label
Captain Cook : master of the seas, Frank McLynn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 422-472) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Illustrations""; ""Charting Cook""; ""A Yorkshire Apprenticeship""; ""The Seven Years War""; ""Charting Newfoundland""; ""The Challenge of the Pacific""; ""First Contacts with Tahiti""; ""The Isle of Cythera""; ""Peril in Australasia""; ""Homeward Bound""; ""Antarctica""; ""Tongans and Maoris""; ""Mastering the Pacific""; ""Lost Horizon: The Great""; ""Southern Continent""; ""The Last Voyage""; ""Tahiti: The Final Phase""; ""Quest for Illusion:""; ""The Northwest Passage""; ""Hawaiian Nightmare""; ""Tragedy on Kealakekua Beach""; ""Conclusion""; ""Appendix""; ""Notes""
Control code
ocn808346524
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 490 pages, 5 unnumbered leaves of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300172201
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt113w6f
  • 2b4592b8-6d3a-418d-b685-d4072809e728
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808346524

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