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Barcode30053003770297
Home LocationParis-Bourbon
Call No910.92 SIDE
Title The wide wide sea : imperial ambition, first contact and the fateful final voyage of Captain James Cook / Hampton Sides.
Author Sides, Hampton, author.
CollectionNEW: Adult 900-999
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 Paris-Bourbon30053003770297910.92 SIDE4/2/2024 Available

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Personal Name Sides, Hampton, author.
Title Statement The wide wide sea : imperial ambition, first contact and the fateful final voyage of Captain James Cook / Hampton Sides.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Doubleday, [2024]
Physical Description xxi, 408 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-388) 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 -- Part high-seas adventure, part examination of the Age of Exploration, this account of Captain James Cook's last voyage in 1776 charts how his overt and covert missions came to a head on the island of Hawaii and left behind a complex and controversial legacy still debated to this day. Lunawanna-alonna -- 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 -- The long concealed arrangements of the Almighty -- Epilogue. Lono's tears.
Summary, Etc. Part high-seas adventure, part examination of the Age of Exploration, this account of Captain James Cook's last voyage in 1776 charts how his overt and covert missions came to a head on the island of Hawaii and left behind a complex and controversial legacy still debated to this day.
Subject-Personal Name Cook, James, 1728-1779
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Voyages around the world History 18th century.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Scientific expeditions History 18th century.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Oceania Discovery and exploration British.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Arctic regions Discovery and exploration British.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Pacific Area Discovery and exploration British.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Northwest Passage Discovery and exploration British.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Pacific Coast (North America) Discovery and exploration British.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Northeast Passage Discovery and exploration British.

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