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Captain Cook: Voyager Between Worlds

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<div>Captain James Cook was a supreme navigator and explorer, but in many ways was also a representative of English attitudes in the eighteenth century. In his voyages he came across peoples with hugely different systems of thought, belief and culture. <br/>Born in North Yorkshire in 1728, entered the world of the peoples of the South Pacific the gulf between the two cultures was not nearly as vast as it was a century later, when ships made of metal and powered by steam were able to expand and enforce European Empires.  In their different ways both the British and the peoples of the Pacific had to battle the seas and its moods with timber vessels pwered by sail and human muscle.<br/><br/>John Gascoigne focuses on what happened when the two systems met, and how each side interpreted the other in terms of their own beliefs and experiences.  </div>>

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James Cook was a supreme navigator and explorer. He was also a representative of English attitudes in the eighteenth century. In his voyages he came across peoples with hugely different systems of thought, belief and culture. John Gascoigne focuses on what happened when the two systems met, and how each side interpreted the other in terms of their own beliefs and experiences.

Synopsis:

Captain James Cook was a supreme navigator and explorer. Born in North Yorkshire in 1728, when Cook entered the world of the peoples of the South Pacific, the gulf between the two cultures was not nearly as vast as it was a century later, when ships made of metal and powered by steam were able to expand and enforce European Empires.

In their different ways both the English and the peoples of the Pacific had to battle the seas and its moods with timber vessels powered by sail and human muscle. Captain James Cook represented - in those places to which he voyaged - English attitudes in the eighteenth century. In his voyages he came across peoples with hugely different systems of thought and cultures. John Gascoigne explores what happened when the two systems met, and how each side interpreted the other in terms of their own beliefs and experiences.

Table of Contents

War
The Sea
Trade
War
Religion
 Death

Product Details

ISBN:
9781847250025
Subtitle:
Voyager Between Two Worlds
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Author:
Gascoigne, John
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
History
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080610
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.22 x 6.86 x 1.14 in

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"Synopsis" by , James Cook was a supreme navigator and explorer. He was also a representative of English attitudes in the eighteenth century. In his voyages he came across peoples with hugely different systems of thought, belief and culture. John Gascoigne focuses on what happened when the two systems met, and how each side interpreted the other in terms of their own beliefs and experiences.
"Synopsis" by ,
Captain James Cook was a supreme navigator and explorer. Born in North Yorkshire in 1728, when Cook entered the world of the peoples of the South Pacific, the gulf between the two cultures was not nearly as vast as it was a century later, when ships made of metal and powered by steam were able to expand and enforce European Empires.

In their different ways both the English and the peoples of the Pacific had to battle the seas and its moods with timber vessels powered by sail and human muscle. Captain James Cook represented - in those places to which he voyaged - English attitudes in the eighteenth century. In his voyages he came across peoples with hugely different systems of thought and cultures. John Gascoigne explores what happened when the two systems met, and how each side interpreted the other in terms of their own beliefs and experiences.

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