Farther Than Any Man

The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook

Author: Martin Dugard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743436393

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 5423

James Cook never laid eyes on the sea until he was in his teens. He then began an extraordinary rise from farmboy outsider to the hallowed rank of captain of the Royal Navy, leading three historic journeys that would forever link his name with fearless exploration (and inspire pop-culture heroes like Captain Hook and Captain James T. Kirk). In Farther Than Any Man, noted modern-day adventurer Martin Dugard strips away the myth of Cook and instead portrays a complex, conflicted man of tremendous ambition (at times to a fault), intellect (though Cook was routinely underestimated) and sheer hardheadedness. When Great Britain announced a major circumnavigation in 1768 -- a mission cloaked in science, but aimed at the pursuit of world power -- it came as a political surprise that James Cook was given command. Cook's surveying skills had contributed to the British victory over France in the Seven Years' War in 1763, but no commoner had ever commanded a Royal Navy vessel. Endeavor's stunning three-year journey changed the face of modern exploration, charting the vast Pacific waters, the eastern coasts of New Zealand and Australia, and making landfall in Tahiti, Tierra del Fuego, and Rio de Janeiro. After returning home a hero, Cook yearned to get back to sea. He soon took control of the Resolution and returned to his beloved Pacific, in search of the elusive Southern Continent. It was on this trip that Cook's taste for power became an obsession, and his legendary kindness to island natives became an expectation of worship -- traits that would lead him first to greatness, then to catastrophe. Full of action, lush description, and fascinating historical characters like King George III and Master William Bligh, Dugard's gripping account of the life and gruesome demise of Capt. James Cook is a thrilling story of a discoverer hell-bent on traveling farther than any man.

Captain Cook

Author: Rebecca Levene,David Cuzik

Publisher: Usborne Books

ISBN: 9780746064252

Category: Explorers

Page: 64

View: 1229

Vivid account of the extraordinary life of the explorer, Captain Cook. Lively narrative text, colourful illustrations and photographs bring the subject alive. Includes detailed maps of each of Cook's three incredible voyages, along with a chronology of his life. Internet links to recommended websites to find out more about Captain Cook's life and discoveries. Part of Young Reading Series 3 for fully confident readers.

Captain Cook

Master of the Seas

Author: Frank McLynn

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300114214

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 490

View: 6204

The best-selling author of Marcus Aurelius: A Life offers a new view of Captain James Cook and vividly recreates his voyages into the heart of the Pacific.

Blue Latitudes

Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before

Author: Tony Horwitz

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312422608

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 6798

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.

Captain Cook

Author: Vanessa Collingridge

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144811716X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 8139

A uniquely woven story encompassing three separate centuries and three different lives. Captain Cook, best known for his heroic voyages through the Pacific Ocean, is brought to life in vivid detail. We follow his humble beginnings as the son of a farm labourer, through his convention-shattering treatment of the indigenous groups he met on his travels, and then onto his final tragic voyage which signalled the end of his revered reputation. One hundred years on from the death of Cook, another great man, George Collingridge begins his own adventure. He, like Cook was oblivious to the implications his journey would have. Along the way he unfolds ancient maps, secret tales and unearths hidden lands and buried treasure. He is also said to have realised that it was not Cook who discovered Australia - it was the Portugese. This firm belief was the eventual cause of his self-destruction. Another hundred years later Vanessa Collingridge, is searching for books on her lifelong hero Captain Cook in a university library. She discovers the name of a distant cousin, George Collingridge, in a dusty card index. And so a new journey of discovery begins - in the footsteps of her hero and his nemesis.

The Life of Captain James Cook

Author: J. C. Beaglehole

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804720090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 760

View: 759

The culmination of the life work of the most distinguished historian of Pacific exploration, this lavishly illustrated biography places Cook in the context of his times and affirms his eminence in the history of maritime discovery.

Mrs Cook

The real and imagined life of the Captain's wife

Author: Marele Day

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741141214

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6489

In the great sweep of history, of winds, tides and seasons, there is a story of courage and survival that belongs not to a great sea captain, but to his wife...While James Cook circumnavigated the globe, travelling further than any man had before, Elizabeth Cook travelled with him in her thoughts, imagining the exotic, the sensual and the strange. There were months, sometimes years, with no word...But as James sailed into the blue, earning his place in history, Elizabeth Cook made discoveries of her own. Though she rarely left London, she was propelled on a journey into the far reaches of the human heart, a journey marked by James' departures and those of her six children, whom she lost one by one...This is a rich portrayal of the life of a woman whose passion and intellect matched that of her celebrated husband. It is a lyrical exploration of imagined interior worlds, shaped by historical fact. It is, above all, a celebration of love and endurance.

The Last Voyage of Captain Cook

The Collected Writings of John Ledyard

Author: John Ledyard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 3952

A collection of selected letters and excerpts from journals by the eighteenth-century explorer offers an eyewitness account of the final voyage of Captain Cook, including a firsthand chronicle of his murder, as well as a narrative of an early odyssey across the unmapped wilderness of Russian Siberia. Original.

Endeavour

The Story of Captain Cook's First Great Epic Voyage

Author: Peter Aughton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780753817322

Category: Oceania

Page: 320

View: 7257

A new edition of Aughton's classic book on Captain Cook's great voyage

Captain Cook's Apprentice

Author: Anthony Hill

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1743773269

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8249

The enthralling story of Captain Cook's voyage to Australia, as seen through the eager eyes of a cabin boy. When young Isaac Manley sailed on the Endeavour from England in 1768, no one on board knew if a mysterious southern continent existed in the vast Pacific Ocean. It would be a voyage full of uncertainties and terrors. During the course of the three-year journey, Isaac's eyes are opened to all the brutal realities of life at sea - floggings, storms, press-gangs, the deaths of fellow crewmen, and violent clashes on distant shores. Yet Isaac also experiences the tropical beauty of Tahiti, where he becomes enchanted with a beautiful Tahitian girl. He sees the wonders of New Zealand, and he is there when the men of Endeavour first glimpse the east coast of Australia, anchor in Botany Bay, and run aground on the Great Barrier Reef. Acclaimed and award-winning historical novelist Anthony Hill brings to life this landmark voyage with warmth, insight and vivid detail in this exciting and enlightening tale of adventure and discovery.

Captain Cook

The Great Ocean Explorer

Author: Haydn Middleton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6338

A brief biography of the British navigator and explorer whose three famous voyages resulted in the accurate mapping of much of the South Pacific.

The Great Ocean

Pacific Worlds from Captain Cook to the Gold Rush

Author: David Igler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199914958

Category: History

Page: 255

View: 3170

A groundbreaking and lyrically written work that explores the world of the Pacific Ocean.

Cook

The Extraordinary Sea Voyages of Captain James Cook

Author: Nicholas Thomas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802714129

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 467

View: 9544

An in-depth chronicle of Captain James Cook's three historic voyages recounts his expeditions charting the eastern Australian coast, exploring the northwest coast of North America, circumnavigating New Zealand, and discovering many Pacific islands, setting his accomplishments against the backdrop of the colonialism of his era.

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Enhanced Edition

Author: Richard Atwater,Florence Atwater

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453227865

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 140

View: 8196

Mr. Popper and his family have penguins in the fridge and an ice rink in the basement in this hilarious Newbery Honor book that inspired the hit movie! How many penguins in the house is too many? Mr. Popper is a humble house painter living in Stillwater who dreams of faraway places like the South Pole. When an explorer responds to his letter by sending him a penguin named Captain Cook, Mr. Popper and his family’s lives change forever. Soon one penguin becomes twelve, and the Poppers must set out on their own adventure to preserve their home. First published in 1938, Mr. Popper’s Penguins is a classic tale that has enchanted young readers for generations. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richard and Florence Atwater including rare photos from the authors’ estate.

Time Restored

The Harrison timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the man who knew (almost) everything

Author: Jonathan Betts

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019162084X

Category: Science

Page: 484

View: 8771

This is the story of Rupert T. Gould (1890-1948), the polymath and horologist. A remarkable man, Lt Cmdr Gould made important contributions in an extraordinary range of subject areas throughout his relatively short and dramatically troubled life. From antique clocks to scientific mysteries, from typewriters to the first systematic study of the Loch Ness Monster, Gould studied and published on them all. With the title The Stargazer, Gould was an early broadcaster on the BBC's Children's Hour when, with his encyclopaedic knowledge, he became known as The Man Who Knew Everything. Not surprisingly, he was also part of that elite group on BBC radio who formed The Brains Trust, giving on-the-spot answers to all manner of wide ranging and difficult questions. With his wide learning and photographic memory, Gould awed a national audience, becoming one of the era's radio celebrities. During the 1920s Gould restored the complex and highly significant marine timekeepers constructed by John Harrison (1693-1776), and wrote the unsurpassed classic, The Marine Chronometer, its History and Development. Today he is virtually unknown, his horological contributions scarcely mentioned in Dava Sobel's bestseller Longitude. The TV version of Longitude, in which Jeremy Irons played Rupert Gould, did at least introduce Gould's name to a wider public. Gould suffered terrible bouts of depression, resulting in a number of nervous breakdowns. These, coupled with his obsessive and pedantic nature, led to a scandalously-reported separation from his wife and cost him his family, his home, his job, and his closest friends. In this first-ever biography of Rupert Gould, Jonathan Betts, the Royal Observatory Greenwich's Senior Horologist, has given us a compelling account of a talented but flawed individual. Using hitherto unknown personal journals, the family's extensive collection of photographs, and the polymath's surviving records and notes, Betts tells the story of how Gould's early life, his naval career, and his celebrity status came together as this talented Englishman restored part of Britain's - and the world's - most important technical heritage: John Harrison's marine timekeepers.

Voyages of Discovery

Author: Captain James Cook,Robert Welsch

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 0897338820

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 4852

Between 1768 and 1779, Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy made three voyages of exploration for purposes of scientific research. On each voyage he kept a log of scenes and adventures. Cook's reputation rose steadily with each voyage largely because Europeans were fascinated with the romance of discovery as well as reports of sexual licence in Tahiti and other Polynesian islands.

Meet Captain Cook

Author: Rae Murdie

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0857980181

Category: Australia

Page: 36

View: 520

"A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including the great explorer, Captain Cook. b> aptain Cook was the first European to discover the eastern coast of Australia. Along with his crew on the HMB Endeavour, Cook set out from England with royal orders to look for signs of the great southern land known as Terra Australis, which they chartered in 1788. rom Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain Cook to Douglas Mawson, the Meet ... series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history."

Great Lives

As heard on Radio 4

Author: Karen Farrington

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446417379

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 420

Based on the popular Radio 4 series, Great Lives highlights some of the world's most fascinating and influential characters. Chosen by the show's guests, each biography reveals the life and times of artists, sportsmen, statesmen, authors, monarchs, actors, musicians and scientists, showing why they inspire, what they achieved and how they have influenced the world at large. Discover the intriguing lives of Clement Attlee and Henri Matisse, King Alfred and Samuel Johnson, Tommy Cooper and Robert Kennedy, Robin Day and Edith Wharton, along with many more. From the famous to the obscure, the historical to the contemporary, each biography provides an insight into the character's personality, why they were driven to achieve so much, and separates fact from fiction. With a foreword by the show's presenter, Matthew Parris, Great Lives is an ideal gift for history and biography enthusiasts, and for fans of the Radio 4 series.

Endeavour

The Ship and the Attitude That Shaped the Western World

Author: PETER. MOORE

Publisher: Chatto & Windus

ISBN: 9781784740917

Category:

Page: 416

View: 707

The Enlightenment was an age of endeavours. From Johnson's Dictionary to campaigns for liberty to schemes for measuring the dimensions of the solar system, Britain was consumed by the impulse for grand projects, undertaken at speed. 'Endeavour' was also the name given to a Whitby collier bought by the Royal Navy in 1768 for an expedition to the South Seas. A commonplace, coal-carrying vessel, no one could have guessed that Endeavour would go on to become the most significant ship in the history of British exploration. Endeavour famously carried James Cook on his first great voyage, visiting Pacific islands unknown to European geography, charting for the first time New Zealand and the eastern coast of Australia and almost foundering on the Great Barrier Reef. But Endeavour has a secret history too. She was there at the Wilkes Riots in London in 1768. During the battles for control of New York in 1776 she witnessed the bloody birth of the United States of America. As well as carrying botanists, a Polynesian priest and the remains of the first kangaroo to arrive in Britain, she transported Newcastle coal and Hessian soldiers. According to Charles Darwin, she helped Cook add a hemisphere to the civilised world. NASA named a space shuttle after her. To others she would be a toxic symbol, responsible for the dispossession of the oldest continuous human society and the disruption of many others. No one has ever told Endeavour's complete story before. Peter Moore sets out to explore the different lives of this remarkable ship, from the acorn that grew into the oak that made her, to her rich and complex legacy.

No Easy Hope

Author: James N. Cook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781482735246

Category: End of the world

Page: 348

View: 6501

Eric Riordan was once a wealthy man leading a comfortable, easy life. Until one day Gabriel--his oldest friend, a Marine Corps veteran, and a former mercenary--told him how the world was going to end. He did his best to prepare. He thought he was ready for anything. He was wrong. As the dead rise up to devour the living, one man finds himself struggling to survive in the ruins of a shattered world. Alone, isolated, and facing starvation, his only chance is to flee to the Appalachians and join forces with Gabriel. But the journey will not be easy, and along the way his humanity, his will to live, and his very soul will be tested. This is the beginning. This is his story.