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The Resource Captain Cook : a legacy under fire, Vanessa Collingridge

Captain Cook : a legacy under fire, Vanessa Collingridge

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Captain Cook : a legacy under fire
Title
Captain Cook
Title remainder
a legacy under fire
Statement of responsibility
Vanessa Collingridge
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Review
Already published and praised in England, this first book by British columnist and news anchor Collingridge presents a new take on the life of Captain James Cook, the British explorer and navigator whose journeys led to the "discovery" of Australia and the Hawaiian islands. After becoming fascinated at an early age with Cook's 18th-century exploits, Collingridge discovered during college at Oxford that a distant cousin, George Collingridge, more than 100 years after Cook's death, had risked his reputation with a convincing claim that Cook had not been the first to reach Australia. After spending "months trawling through map-room and libraries, retracing their footsteps," the author was able to produce this engaging account that links three decades—"a dance of a tango of three." Collingridge intercuts finely detailed chapters on Cook's exciting major explorations with her ancestor's more bookish investigation of newly discovered maps indicating that "the Dutch had certainly reached Australian shores at the start of the 17th century," which led to their mapping of western Australia, and that the Dutch documents were actually based on earlier maps made by the Portuguese. The author aptly achieves her stated goals of investigating Cook's real story, expanding the British version of Cook that is based on the way countries "manipulate history," and introducing a modern audience to the ongoing controversy over the Dutch-Portuguese maps. (Sept.) Forecast: Although it was praised in England, this excellent book's careful and deliberate account of exciting historical and psychological events may find itself competing with another Cook title, Blue Latitudes by Tony Horwitz. --Staff (Reviewed September 2, 2002) (Publishers Weekly, vol 249, issue 35, p71)
Biography type
individual biography
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176925
Cataloging source
DLC
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Collingridge, Vanessa
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Cook, James
  • Explorers
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a legacy under fire
Label
Captain Cook : a legacy under fire, Vanessa Collingridge
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in London by Ebury, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [369]-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
436623
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 376 pages
Isbn
9781585747252
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002008120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781585747252
  • (Sirsi) ADH-5413
Label
Captain Cook : a legacy under fire, Vanessa Collingridge
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in London by Ebury, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [369]-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
436623
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 376 pages
Isbn
9781585747252
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002008120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781585747252
  • (Sirsi) ADH-5413

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