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Captain Cook rediscovered : voyaging to the icy latitudes / David L. Nicandri.

Author/creator Nicandri, David L., 1948- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2020]
Descriptionxii, 434 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Part 1: Prequels. The North Sea and Canada -- The Republic of Letters -- The South Pacific -- Part 2: A Frozen World. Toward the South Pole -- The Limit of Ambition -- Temporizing in the Tropics -- Cook and Forster, On Ice -- Part 3: A Third Voyage. An Ancient Quest, A New Mission -- Southern Staging Grounds - Terra Borealis -- Blink -- Northern Interlude -- Intimations of Mortality -- Part 4: Sequels. Springtime in Kamchatka -- Diminishing Returns -- Seeding the Fur Trade on the Voyage Home.
Abstract "Captain Cook Rediscovered is the first modern study to orient Captain James Cook's career from a North American vantage. Although Cook is inextricably linked to the South Pacific in the popular imagination, his crowning navigational and scientific achievements took place in the polar regions. David L. Nicandri acknowledges the cartographic accomplishments of the Australasian first voyage but focuses on the second- and third-voyage discovery missions in the extreme latitudes, where Cook pioneered the science of iceberg and icepack formation. A truly modern appraisal of early polar science, Captain Cook Rediscovered resonates in the climate change era."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Other formsIssued also in electronic format.
Issued in other formOnline version: Nicandri, David L., 1948- Captain Cook rediscovered. Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2020 0774862246 9780774862240
ISBN9780774862226 (hardcover)

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