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The Resource Discoveries : the voyages of Captain Cook, Nicholas Thomas

Discoveries : the voyages of Captain Cook, Nicholas Thomas

Label
Discoveries : the voyages of Captain Cook
Title
Discoveries
Title remainder
the voyages of Captain Cook
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Thomas
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cook's great voyages marked the end of an era in world history. As he sailed into Hawaii in January 1778 he made contact with the last of the human civilizations to grow up independently of the rest of the world. But equally for the Polynesians and Melanesians of the Pacific, Cook's arrival in their midst merely marked a further (if disastrous) twist in diverse histories already many centuries old. In this immensely enjoyable and absorbing book Cook's journeys are reimagined, attempting to leave behind (or master) our later preoccupations to let us see what Cook and his associates experienced and what the societies he encountered experienced - from the Beothuks of Newfoundland to the Tongans of the Friendly Islands
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Nicholas
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cook, James
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Explorers
  • Voyages around the world
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Oceania
Target audience
adult
Label
Discoveries : the voyages of Captain Cook, Nicholas Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previous edition published: London : Allen Lane, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251093383
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Second edition
Extent
xli, 467 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780141986715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Discoveries : the voyages of Captain Cook, Nicholas Thomas
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previous edition published: London : Allen Lane, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251093383
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Second edition
Extent
xli, 467 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780141986715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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