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The wide wide sea : imperial ambition, first contact and the fateful final voyage of Captain James Cook  Cover Image Book Book

The wide wide sea : imperial ambition, first contact and the fateful final voyage of Captain James Cook / Hampton Sides.

Sides, Hampton, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385544764
  • ISBN: 0385544766
  • Physical Description: xxi, 408 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2024]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Maps on endpapers.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Book One. The First Navigator of Europe. Negative discoverer -- Proto-anthropologist -- A human pet -- A fine retreat -- A natural politeness -- The problem of the ice -- No tutor but nature -- Fresh discoveries -- The secret instructions -- Book Two. The Weight of My Resentment. Isla del Infierno -- Tavern of the seas -- The isle of desolation -- Alonna-lunawanna -- A shocking scene of carnage -- The land of the long white cloud -- Return to grass cove -- Book Three. Faraway Heaven. Aphrodite's island -- This barbarous custom -- Duped by every designing knave -- A kingdom for a goat -- The ardor of inviolable friendship -- Faraway heaven -- Scorched up by the heat of the sun -- A new race of people -- In the land of the Menehune -- Book Four. New Albion. Foul weather -- Soft gold -- In Bering's wake -- Deep water and bold shores -- Possessed -- Risen in a new world -- Big with every danger -- Book Five. Apotheosis. Pathway of the gods -- Approaching adoration -- Golden days -- A welcome overstayed -- The water's edge -- The bones of Captain Cook -- Lono's tears -- Epilogue. The long concealed arrangements of the Almighty.
Subject: Cook, James, 1728-1779 > Travel.
Cook, James, 1728-1779 > Death and burial.
Voyages around the world > History > 18th century.
Scientific expeditions > History > 18th century.
Pacific Area > Discovery and exploration > British.
Oceania > Discovery and exploration > British.
Pacific Coast (North America) > Discovery and exploration > British.
Northwest Passage > Discovery and exploration > British.
Northeast Passage > Discovery and exploration > British.
Arctic regions > Discovery and exploration > British.
Genre: History.
Travel writing.

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