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Cook and the Pacific: Essays by John Maynard, Susannah Helman and Martin Woods

John Maynard Susannah Helman Martin Woods

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National Library of Aust.
01 October 2018
History; Australasian & Pacific history
Cook led a scientific expedition to observe the transit of Venus in Tahiti, circumnavigated New Zealand and established that it was two separate islands, and nearly perished when the Endeavour ran aground on the world's largest coral reef. In 1779, on his third Pacific voyage, he was killed in Hawaii.

Cook's three Pacific voyages changed contemporary understanding of the world. But they also had a dramatic impact on the lives of those who inhabited the vast regions Cook explored. For many First Nations peoples, this was merely part of a long saga of dispossession and struggle for survival. While Cook and the Pacific tells the story of cooperation and cultural exchange, it also details confrontation and conflict. The book has a strong First Nations voice, reflected in the essay by John Maynard.

The Library's collections provide a window into Cook and his complex legacy. Cook and the Pacific allows audiences to celebrate, debate, question and understand the voyage of the Endeavour-shedding new light on Cook, the man and the myth. It explores Cook's contribution to science and navigation as well as his contribution to knowledge of the Pacific.
By:   John Maynard, Susannah Helman, Martin Woods
Imprint:   National Library of Aust.
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 297mm,  Width: 210mm, 
Weight:   812g
ISBN:   9780642279231
ISBN 10:   0642279233
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   01 October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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