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by RICHARD HOUGH

Free eBook Captain James Cook download ISBN: 0340617233
Author: RICHARD HOUGH
Publisher: CORONET BOOKS; New Ed edition (1995)
Language: English
Pages: 492
Category: Historical
Subcategory: World
Size MP3: 1233 mb
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Rating: 4.8
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In "Captain James Cook: A Biography," Hough portrays Banks as both a marvelous botanist and also an egotistical pain in the neck

In "Captain James Cook: A Biography," Hough portrays Banks as both a marvelous botanist and also an egotistical pain in the neck. When Banks, through no fault of his own, is unable to go on Captain Cook's Second Voyage, the reader will experience a sigh of relief. The Third Voyage is a bizarre tale.

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Richard Hough with his high reputation as a biographer and naval historian, is the author of many books. He wrote THE MURDER OF CAPTAIN COOK in 1979 to mark the bicentenary of the explorer's death in that year. Библиографические данные.

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Richard Hough's biography is full of new insights and interpretations of one of the world's greatest mariners. Books related to Captain James Cook.

Richard Hough's biography is full of new insights and interpretations of one of the world's greatest mariners.

Richard Hough effects a daring read of this fascinating ma. I was prompted to read this book after finishing Longitude which alludes to the progress Captain Cook made in a seamans health at sea. What I found was a man who rose to the top of his trade by applying himself and following his curiousity.

Captain James Cook: A Biography, Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1994.

This article is about the historian. For the engineer, see Richard R. Hough. Hough married the author Charlotte Woodyatt, who he had met when they were pupils at Frensham Heights School, and they had five children including the author Deborah Moggach, the children's author Sarah Garland, and Alexandra Hough, author of the textbook, Hough’s Cardio Respiratory Care. Hough won the Daily Express Best Book of the Sea Award in 1972. Captain James Cook: A Biography, Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1994.

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In Cook's relatively short and adventurous life (1728-79) he. .

In Cook's relatively short and adventurous life (1728-79) he voyaged to the eastern and western seaboards of North America, the North and South Pacific and the Arctic and Antarctic bringing about a new comprehension of the world's geography and its people's. Richard Hough's biography is full of new insights and interpretations of one of the world's greatest mariners.

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The legendary James Cook (October 27th, 1728-February 14, 1779) was one of the greatest explorers and surveyors of all time. His maps and charts redefined the known world. His adventures should be more widely known.

Captain Cook was the first to realize that the far-flung Pacific Islanders shared a common language base and the multiple descriptions of the indigeneous people that Captain Cook and his men encountered are an amazing anthropological resource.

As master of the English ship 'Pembroke,' the young Cook took part in the French and Indian War. He was involved in the capture of the Fortress of Louisbourg from the French, the siege of Quebec City, and the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759.

As the French and Indian War wound down, Cook remained in Newfoundland where he made the first large-scale and accurate maps of the island's coasts. His excellent work, achieved under often adverse conditions, brought him to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society.

In 1766 the British Government commissioned Cook as commander of HM Bark Endeavour for the first of three Pacific voyages. Cook and his men sailed thousands of miles across uncharted areas of the globe. He mapped the coastlines from Antarctica, New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii to the American Pacific and Alaska with an accuracy and scale not previously achieved. He was the first to realize that the far-flung Pacific Islanders shared a common language base.

The first voyage was charged with observing the 1769 Transit of Venus. Cook gathered accurate longitude measurements during this trip using his own navigational skills, the help of astronomer Charles Green, and the use of the newly published Nautical Almanac Tables, via the lunar distance method.

Among those on board during this voyage were botanists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander who are featured in Andrea Wulf's book, "Brother Gardeners."

I was amused to see the shift in perspectives regarding Banks's importance to this voyage. Wulf, and certainly Banks himself, seemed to view Cook as merely the captain of a ship, (and of course, Banks and Solander really are as important to their scientific discipline as Cook is to maritime history).

In "Captain James Cook: A Biography," Hough portrays Banks as both a marvelous botanist and also an egotistical pain in the neck. When Banks, through no fault of his own, is unable to go on Captain Cook's Second Voyage, the reader will experience a sigh of relief.

The Third Voyage is a bizarre tale. When he left England in July, 1776, Cook had recently completed the editing of his journals and had been awarded the Copley Prize by the Council of the Royal Society.* Although he had enthusiastically volunteered to lead the third Pacific expedition, he seemed unusually irascible and somewhat careless, provoking continuing debate about the causes.

Cook and his men arrived in Hawaii at a strangely auspicious time. Cook was mistaken for the long-awaited God Orono. He was feted and given many gifts by the Natives. After he set sail, he realized the ship must turn back for repairs. The formerly cheerful Hawaiians attacked, killing several of Cook's men. The last we see of Captain Cook is his carefully-wrapped roasted thigh and his very recognizable hand presented to his ship mates by a reverent Hawaiian.

The book is well footed-noted and the story is told using excerpts from many of the sailors' original journals and letters. When republished, readers need to have a bibliography and a colored map of the world as centerfold.

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*The Copley Prize was established in 1731. Others who have received this award range from Joseph Priestly to Steven Hawking. Captain Cook received the award for his discoveries related to nautical diet and hygiene.

Kim Burdick
Stanton, Delaware
lacki
Among other things investigates the effects of nutrition on mental health of sailors on very long voyages. Cook was a pioneer in improving diet and shipboard conditions, fundamentals at least as important as gunnery in establishing Britania's rule of the waves
Marelyne
One of my favorite Cook biographies. Concise, well written and covering in depth his 3 historic voyages with good insights on key members of his crews. Good introduction to anyone interested in learning more about this amazing explorer.
skyjettttt
I vacation in Tahiti. All the guides kept talking about Captain Cook. So I bought this book to learn about him. Quite an amazing sea captain.
Grinin
Don't have much to add to the other four star reviews of this excellent book--it's very readable, and has a lot of interesting detailed information about James Cook. A couple quibbles: the map in the front shows all three voyages. But it's almost impossible to discern, it's so small and they are not well differentiated, often criss-crossing. Larger maps, one of each voyage would have been a great addition. As for the other maps they are equally amateurish, with hand drawn arrows and dashes. Ironic considering the author's admiration for good draftsmanship. The illustrations are not well reproduced, all in BW and don't add much to the book. The author loves the word "prosaic", and is correct in describing Cook's ability to give interesting and original names to geographic features. It would have been elevating for Hough to have occasionally added some larger historic bits to his narrative, say about British history. So, it's a fine book, but seems somewhat unimaginative in its goals, and execution.
Ishnsius
Really wonderful book. Exciting and easy to read. Lots of diary quotes from the crew. The only thing that could improve it would be better maps.
Hiylchis
a fascinating book,, well written and in depth history. What an amazing man was Cook and what vast distances he travelled in a very modest sized vessel. Highly recommend.
Its Ok, but the book is of poor quality.