The Life of Captain James Cook

The Life of Captain James Cook❴EPUB❵ ✶ The Life of Captain James Cook Author John C. Beaglehole – Heartforum.co.uk Captain Cook is the greatest explorer seaman of all time, yet the world has had to wait almost two centuries for the first full scale biography to do justice to the man and his achievements Professor of Captain PDF/EPUB ¿ Captain Cook is the greatest explorer seaman of all time, yet the world has had to wait almost two centuries for the first full scale biography to do justice to the man and his achievements Professor The Life PDF or JC Beaglehole, the leading authority on Pacific exploration, devoted himself for many years to the editing of Cook s copious Journals, a monument of scholarship in four massive volumes, and the Journal of Josepph Banks who accompanied Life of Captain PDF ↠ Cook in the Endeavor The Journals completed, Beaglehole turn to writing as the crown of his life s work this biography of Cook, which was completed but for a final checking when he diedThis is not merely a chronological account of events in Cook s life but a deeply revealing study of the growth of a complex character, stubborn and passionate yet patient and judicious, seen in his actions as an unrivalled navigator and explorer and as a commander of men Those who influenced Cook from childhood up, and those who sailed with him on his voyages, are as clearly and surely drawn as the man himself The author s first hand knowledge of the Pacific Islands and the coasts of New Zealand and Australia give a warmth and actuality to the narrative, while his impeccable scholarship and skill in handling the mass of documentary material, his wit, and his elegant literary style, confirm the expectration that this is one of the great historical biographies.

of Captain PDF/EPUB ¿ John Cawte Beaglehole OM CMG, was a New Zealand historian whose greatest scholastic achievement was the editing of James Cook s three journals of exploration, together with the writing of an acclaimed biography of Cook, published The Life PDF or posthumously He had a lifelong association with Victoria University College, which became Victoria University of Wellington, and after his death it named the archival collections after him.

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    Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB four massive volumes, and the Journal of Josepph Banks who accompanied Life of Captain PDF ↠ Cook in the Endeavor The Journals completed, Beaglehole turn to writing as the crown of his life s work this biography of Cook, which was completed but for a final checking when he diedThis is not merely a chronological account of events in Cook s life but a deeply revealing study of the growth of a complex character, stubborn and passionate yet patient and judicious, seen in his actions as an unrivalled navigator and explorer and as a commander of men Those who influenced Cook from childhood up, and those who sailed with him on his voyages, are as clearly and surely drawn as the man himself The author s first hand knowledge of the Pacific Islands and the coasts of New Zealand and Australia give a warmth and actuality to the narrative, while his impeccable scholarship and skill in handling the mass of documentary material, his wit, and his elegant literary style, confirm the expectration that this is one of the great historical biographies."/>
  • Paperback
  • 772 pages
  • The Life of Captain James Cook
  • John C. Beaglehole
  • English
  • 24 February 2018
  • 0804720096

10 thoughts on “The Life of Captain James Cook

  1. Andrew says:

    The definitive biography of Captain Cook, written by the man who first spent 20 years editing Cook s journals Cook himself redacted his journals actively, so it was no small task for the New Zealand professor Indeed Beaglehole died during the final edit of the book and his son, T.H Beaglehole saw to finishing publication over two years later.It goes without saying that the biography is detailed and illustrations are good but even a reader familiar with geography needs muchthan an exce The definitive biography of Captain Cook, written by the man who first spent 20 years editing Cook s journals Cook himself redacted his journals actively, so it was no small task for the New Zealand professor Indeed Beaglehole died during the final edit of the book and his son, T.H Beaglehole saw to finishing publication over two years later.It goes without saying that the biography is detailed and illustrations are good but even a reader familiar with geography needs muchthan an excellent atlas, in part because place names are often different Recommended as a companion guide Captain Cook s World Maps of the Life and Voyages of James Cook R.N by John Robson The book would also be greatly aided by a cut away drawing of Cook s ships of exploration to explain how spaces were organized and re organized during open ocean sailing Beaglehole refers to stowage as if the modern reader understands where the pre baked bread was stored and how it was preserved on long voyages , as well as where all of the cattle carried would live.Next, you need to brush up on your language First the nautical language, so that you know what a fish is in nautical structure a snow as a ship type a stream anchor pawls pease and portable soup.You ll also need a lesson in the Queen s English for antipodean words that Beaglehole employs, such as poetariste, cockling sea heiva desiderate duff gantlope backstaff, thrum and supererogation.But it is an excellent book, full of details and judgments on decisions made by Cook and his men Occasionally you get a humorous note or footnote, such as the one on p 101, where Beaglehole decides that the quoting the astronomer Edmund Halley is not enough, so the footnote provides the same quotation in the originalresounding Latin.Of course the biography relates Cook s killing near Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii And lets us know too, that one of the great mysteries of that voyage was the disappearance of the last 30 days of Cook s meticulous daily journals

  2. Lawrence says:

    Captain Cook is the greatest explorer seaman of all time, yet the world has had to wait almost two centuries for the first full scale biography to do justice to the man and his achievements Professor J.C Beaglehole, the leading authority on Pacific exploration, devoted himself for many years to the editing of Cook s copious Journals, a monument of scholarship in four massive volumes, and the Journal of Josepph Banks who accompanied Cook in the Endeavor The Journals completed, Beaglehole turn Captain Cook is the greatest explorer seaman of all time, yet the world has had to wait almost two centuries for the first full scale biography to do justice to the man and his achievements Professor J.C Beaglehole, the leading authority on Pacific exploration, devoted himself for many years to the editing of Cook s copious Journals, a monument of scholarship in four massive volumes, and the Journal of Josepph Banks who accompanied Cook in the Endeavor The Journals completed, Beaglehole turn to writing as the crown of his life s work this biography of Cook, which was completed but for a final checking when he died This is not merely a chronological account of events in Cook s life but a deeply revealing study of the growth of a complex character, stubborn and passionate yet patient and judicious, seen in his actions as an unrivalled navigator and explorer and as a commander of men Those who influenced Cook from childhood up, and those who sailed with him on his voyages, are as clearly and surely drawn as the man himself The author s first hand knowledge of the Pacific Islands and the coasts of New Zealand and Australia give a warmth and actuality to the narrative, while his impeccable scholarship and skill in handling the mass of documentary material, his wit, and his elegant literary style, confirm the expectration that this is one of the great historical biographies

  3. BB says:

    Lots of detail Almost rope by rope Remember liking it.

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