James Cook across the Pacific to Australia

by Clint Twist

Publisher: Raintree Steck-Vaughn in Austin, Tex

Written in English
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  • Pacific Area,
  • Great Britain


  • Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Travel -- Pacific Area -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Pacific Area -- Discovery and exploration, British -- Juvenile literature.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 44) and index.

Other titlesAcross the Pacific to Australia.
StatementClint Twist.
GenreJuvenile literature., Biography
SeriesBeyond the horizon
LC ClassificationsDU20 .T85 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination46 p. :
Number of Pages46
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1090521M
ISBN 100811439755
LC Control Number94014741

  Tupaia’s drawing of a Tahitian longhouse and men in canoes. The Tahitian high priest helped Captain James Cook’s Endeavour navigate to Australia. A British explorer and navigator, Captain James Cook led three expeditions to the Pacific Ocean. His voyages took him south to the Antarctic Circle and north to the Bering Strait. Cook left England for the third Pacific expedition on J The ship, once again, was the HMS Resolution. The mission: find a northwest passage around North America, to make trade easier.   The th anniversary of Captain James Cook's arrival on the east coast of Australia has been largely ignored due to claims the great explorer was .

  ON 26 AUGUST , The HMB Endeavour set sail from England’s Plymouth Harbour, under the command of Captain James Cook, an accomplished astronomer, navigator and surveyor. The ship’s company of 94 men were instructed to make for Tahiti, where they would observe and record the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun.. However, Cook also carried instructions from the . Captain James Cook was an English naval explorer whose expeditions in the s charted much of the lands of the Pacific, including New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii. The son of an agricultural worker, Cook was apprenticed to shipbuilders and joined the navy in James Cook: across the Pacific to Australia Steck-Vaughn. Pub. Date. Language. English. Choose a Format. Book Show Edition. Available from another library. Quick Copy View. Place Hold. On 22 August , Endeavour reached the northernmost tip of the coast and, without disembarking, Cook named it Cape g the east coast, Endeavour turned west and nursed her way through the dangerously shallow waters of Torres Strait. Searching for a vantage point, Cook saw a steep hill on a nearby island, from the top of which he hoped to see "a passage into the Indian Seas".

Until the successes of Captain James Cook, the Pacific was very imperfectly known despite earlier voyages by men like Abel Tasman, employed by the Dutch East India Company, and William Dampier, whose observations of the coasts, winds, and other natural features were so accurate that when he came back to England he was asked to lead a government exploring expedition. Cook’s second voyage, from to , was undertaken to prove or disprove that there was a great continent in the southern Pacific Ocean, to the southeast of Australia. He crossed the Antarctic Circle—the first European to do this—but did not go far enough .

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[Clint Twist] -- Examines the background and achievements of Captain James Cook and describes his journeys to Hawaii, New Zealand, and Australia. James Cook: across the Pacific to Australia. [Clint Twist] -- Follows the three major voyages of discovery made by James Cook between and Looks at the economic pressures and technological advances which made them possible, examines the other cultures.

Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find James Cook Across the Pacific to Australia (Beyond t () by Twist, Clinton.2/5(1). Description - The Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific by James Cook Cook's three great voyages into the uncharted Pacific, told in his own words.

Travel classic recounts exploration of the eastern coastline of Australia, mapping of New Zealand, discovery of Hawaiian Islands, much more.

The three voyages James Cook led to the Pacific between and were extraordinary. On the first, the Endeavour voyage, Cook observed the Transit of Venus at Tahiti, completed the map of New Zealand and mapped the east coast of the second, he. John Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between and In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle to the Arctic Sea, Cook charted Australia and the whole coast of New Zealand, and brought back detailed descriptions of the natural history of the s:   James Cook, born inwas one of the most celebrated navigators/explorers of his time.

His voyages in the Royal Navy to the eastern and western seaboards of North America, the North and South Pacific, the Arctic, and the Antarctic brought a new understanding of the geography and of the peoples, flora, and fauna of the lands he discovered/5(40).

In the Royal Society, in conjunction with the Admiralty, was organizing the first scientific expedition to the Pacific, and the rather obscure year-old James Cook was appointed commander of the dly commissioned as lieutenant, he was given a homely looking but extremely sturdy Whitby coal-hauling bark renamed HMS Endeavour, then four years old, of just.

James Cook (–) was the first to map New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific islands. He formed our modern image of the world and refuted once and for all the existence of a mythical Terra Australis Incognita.

Published on 05 Jan. An Exhibition in Bonn (Germany), Vienna (Austria), and Berne (Switzerland). The first voyage of James Cook was a combined Royal Navy and Royal Society expedition to the south Pacific Ocean aboard HMS Endeavour, from to It was the first of three Pacific voyages of which James Cook was the commander.

The aims of this first expedition were to observe the transit of Venus across the Sun (3–4 of June that year), and to seek evidence of the postulated Terra. The Endeavour journal (1) and The Endeavour journal (2), as kept by James Cook – digitised and held by the National Library of Australia The South Seas Project: maps and online editions of the Journals of James Cook's First Pacific Voyage, –Cause of death: Stab wound.

The second voyage of James Cook, from tocommissioned by the British government with advice from the Royal Society, was designed to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible to finally determine whether there was any great southern landmass, or Terra Australis.

Drawn from the National Library of Australia’s major –19 international exhibition, comes this travelling, multimedia display. When you visit the new Cook and the Pacific exhibition you'll follow James Cook’s three remarkable Pacific voyages, and explore this spectacular region through the eyes of the British voyagers and the First Nations peoples they met.

Buy The Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific: as Told by Selections of His Own Journals New edition by Cook, James, Price, Sir Arthur Grenfell (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s:   Visitors to Cook and the Pacific will follow James Cook’s three remarkable Pacific voyages, and explore this spectacular region through the eyes of the British voyagers and the First Nations peoples they met.

The exhibition takes visitors on a journey to the Pacific years ago, with destinations including Tahiti, New Zealand, the east coast of Australia, Hawaii and even Siberia. "No man ever did more to alter and correct the map of the Earth," writes Percy Adams in his new Introduction, than James Cook, the Scotland-born British naval commander who rose from humble beginnings to pilot three great eighteenth-century voyages of discovery in the then practically uncharted Pacific.

James Cook was born in in Marton, England. His father was a Scottish migrant farmworker who allowed James to apprentice on coal-carrying boats at the age of eighteen. While working in the North Sea, Cook spent his free time learning math and navigation. This led to his appointment as mate.

Yet, as Cook saw at first hand, navigating the Pacific could be managed using knowledge passed on by oral tradition, without the aid of instruments. And exponents such as Tupaia, the Ra'iatean priest and navigator who joined the Endeavour voyage incould direct them across.

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He was a latecomer to the Age of Exploration, but James Cook still managed to put his mark on world history in the final frontier of terra incognita – the Pacific Ocean and its isles.

Cook used the. Image - Australian National Maritime Museum. The Morrison Government is backing communities across the country to mark the th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first voyage to Australia and the Pacific.

In addition to $ million to support projects for the Cooktown Festival, the Morrison Government will provide $ million to the Australian National Maritime. Explorer Captain James Cook is remembered by many in his native Great Britain and around the world for his 18th century voyages to the South Pacific.

But Cook’s influence is recalled in the. Focusing on James Cook, this book is part of a series which looks at explorers whose discoveries helped to change the world, and which together chart years of seafaring, exploration and discovery. Actor Sam Niell retraces the route Capt.

James Cook took years before on his legendary journey across the Southwest Pacific, explores the cultures of the islands Cook visited, and discusses Cook's controversial legacy with the locals. Plot Summary | Add Synopsis. Captain James Cook set out on a voyage across the Pacific years ago, seemingly on a scientific voyage.

But he carried secret instructions from the Navy with him as. James Cook: across the Pacific to Australia Steck-Vaughn. Pub. Date. Language. English. Choose a Format. Book Show Edition. Available from another library. Quick Copy View. James Cook: across the Pacific to Australia.

Average Rating. Author. With the th anniversary of Captain James Cook's voyage to Australia, it is time to brush up on the history of our nation's most famous naval explorer. Key points: Many European voyages had. Cook was the first British explorer to set foot on the east coast of Australia, which he named New South Wales.

He was also a pioneering European explorer in other Pacific islands including New. At the opening of a Cook exhibition at the Victoria State Library during the CCSU gathering in Australia last year a talk was given by Professor Bernard Smith, Professor of History at Melbourne University, concerning the current academic perception of Cook's role in opening the Pacific.

Professor Smith first got interested in the Art.James Cook Across the Pacific to Australia (Beyond the Horizon): ISBN () Heinemann/Raintree, Founded inhas become a leading book price comparison site.Cook and the Pacific, is a new exhibition at the National Library of Australia in Canberra coming soon, which is full of factual information.

Starting Septem and on show until Februit will follow all three of the pioneering voyages eighteenth century English explorer, navigator, cartographer and naval captain James Cook.