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The Resource Blue latitudes : boldly going where Captain Cook has gone before, Tony Horwitz

Blue latitudes : boldly going where Captain Cook has gone before, Tony Horwitz

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Blue latitudes : boldly going where Captain Cook has gone before
Title
Blue latitudes
Title remainder
boldly going where Captain Cook has gone before
Statement of responsibility
Tony Horwitz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book retraces the voyages of Captain James Cook, the Yorkshire farm boy who drew the map of the modern world. Captain James Cook's three epic journeys in the eighteenth century were the last great voyages of discovery. His ships sailed 150,000 miles, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from Tasmania to Oregon, from Easter Island to Siberia. When Cook set off for the Pacific in 1768, a third of the globe remained blank. By the time of his violent death in Hawaii in 1779, the map of the world was substantially complete. Tony Horwitz vividly recounts Cook's voyages and the exotic scenes the captain encountered: tropical orgies, taboo rituals, cannibal feasts, human sacrifice. He also relives Cook's adventures by traveling in the captain's wake to such places as Tahiti, Savage Island, and the Great Barrier Reef along the way, he discovers Cook's embattled legacy in the present day. Signing on as a working crewman aboard a replica of Cook's vessel, Horwitz experiences the thrill and terror of sailing a tall ship. He also explores Cook the man: an impoverished farm boy who broke through the barriers of his class and time to become the greatest navigator in British history
Summary
Documents the three high-adventure voyages of Captain James Cook, who between 1768 and 1779 mapped a final third of the globe that was previously uncharted
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2002.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
Biography type
contains biographical information
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156659
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
910/.92
Index
index present
LC call number
G420.C65
LC item number
H67 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
boldly going where Captain Cook has gone before
Label
Blue latitudes : boldly going where Captain Cook has gone before, Tony Horwitz
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Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 453-459) and index
Contents
Pacific Nothwest: one week before the mast -- Tahiti: Sic transit Venus -- To Bora-Bora: sold a pup -- New Zealand: warriors, still -- Botany Bay: in the pure state of nature -- The Great Barrier Reef: wrecked -- Homeward bound: the hospital ship -- Savage island: the hunt for red banana -- Tonga: where time begins, and goes back -- North Yorkshire: a plain, zealous man -- London: shipping out, again -- Alaska: outside men -- Hawaii: the last island -- Kealakekua Bay: a bad day on black rock
Control code
2148279
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
480 p.
Isbn
9780805065411
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2002024133
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49626343
  • (OCoLC)49626343
Label
Blue latitudes : boldly going where Captain Cook has gone before, Tony Horwitz
Link
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 453-459) and index
Contents
Pacific Nothwest: one week before the mast -- Tahiti: Sic transit Venus -- To Bora-Bora: sold a pup -- New Zealand: warriors, still -- Botany Bay: in the pure state of nature -- The Great Barrier Reef: wrecked -- Homeward bound: the hospital ship -- Savage island: the hunt for red banana -- Tonga: where time begins, and goes back -- North Yorkshire: a plain, zealous man -- London: shipping out, again -- Alaska: outside men -- Hawaii: the last island -- Kealakekua Bay: a bad day on black rock
Control code
2148279
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
480 p.
Isbn
9780805065411
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2002024133
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49626343
  • (OCoLC)49626343

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