James Cook

James Cook

Captain James Cook, FRS, RN (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.Cook joined the British merchant navy as a teenager and joined the Royal Navy in 1755. He saw action in the Seven Years' War, and subsequently surveyed and mapped much of the entrance to the Saint Lawrence River during the siege of Quebec. This helped bring Cook to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society. This notice came at a crucial moment in both Cook's career and the direction of British overseas exploration, and led to his commission in 1766 as commander of HM Bark Endeavour for the first of three Pacific voyages.In three voyages Cook sailed thousands of miles across largely uncharted areas of the globe. He mapped lands from New Zealand to Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean in greater detail and on a scale not previously achieved. As he progressed on his voyages of discovery he surveyed and named features, and recorded islands and coastlines on European maps for the first time. He displayed a combination of seamanship, superior surveying and cartographic skills, physical courage and an ability to lead men in adverse conditions.Cook was killed in Hawaii in a fight with Hawaiians during his third exploratory voyage in the Pacific in 1779. He left a legacy of scientific and geographical knowledge which was to influence his successors well into the 20th century and numerous memoria worldwide have been dedicated to him.
James Cook
A Voy­age To­wards the South Pole and Round the World, Vol­ume 1
James Cook
Di­rec­tions for Nav­i­gat­ing on Part of the South Coast of New­found­land, with a Chart Thereof, In­clud­ing the Is­lands of St. Pe­ter's and Miquelon / And a Par­tic­u­lar Ac­count of the Bays, Har­bours, Rocks, Land-marks, Depths of Wa­ter, Lat­i­tudes, Bear­ings, and Di
James Cook
A Voy­age To­wards the South Pole and Round the World Vol­ume 2
The Voyages of Captain Cook, James Cook, Tom Griffith
James Cook, Tom Griffith
The Voyages of Captain Cook
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Biologics in Orthopaedic Surgery, James Cook, Lisa Fortier
James Cook, Lisa Fortier
Biologics in Orthopaedic Surgery
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The Death of Captain Cook JES 27, James Cook
Visualizing Modern China, James Cook, Joshua Goldstein, Matthew Johnson, Sigrid Schmalzer
James Cook, Joshua Goldstein, Matthew Johnson, Sigrid Schmalzer
Visualizing Modern China
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Fellow Travelers, James Cook
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