Farther Than Any Man

Farther Than Any Man

Captain Phillip would someday rename it Sydney (after a British political figure) and choose to locate his penal colony within its sheltering cliffs rather than on soggy Botany Bay. As Cook sailed north, he was oblivious that he had ...

Author: Martin Dugard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743436397

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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James Cook never laid eyes on the sea until he was in his teens. He then began an extraordinary rise from farmboy outsider to the hallowed rank of captain of the Royal Navy, leading three historic journeys that would forever link his name with fearless exploration (and inspire pop-culture heroes like Captain Hook and Captain James T. Kirk). In Farther Than Any Man, noted modern-day adventurer Martin Dugard strips away the myth of Cook and instead portrays a complex, conflicted man of tremendous ambition (at times to a fault), intellect (though Cook was routinely underestimated) and sheer hardheadedness. When Great Britain announced a major circumnavigation in 1768 -- a mission cloaked in science, but aimed at the pursuit of world power -- it came as a political surprise that James Cook was given command. Cook's surveying skills had contributed to the British victory over France in the Seven Years' War in 1763, but no commoner had ever commanded a Royal Navy vessel. Endeavor's stunning three-year journey changed the face of modern exploration, charting the vast Pacific waters, the eastern coasts of New Zealand and Australia, and making landfall in Tahiti, Tierra del Fuego, and Rio de Janeiro. After returning home a hero, Cook yearned to get back to sea. He soon took control of the Resolution and returned to his beloved Pacific, in search of the elusive Southern Continent. It was on this trip that Cook's taste for power became an obsession, and his legendary kindness to island natives became an expectation of worship -- traits that would lead him first to greatness, then to catastrophe. Full of action, lush description, and fascinating historical characters like King George III and Master William Bligh, Dugard's gripping account of the life and gruesome demise of Capt. James Cook is a thrilling story of a discoverer hell-bent on traveling farther than any man.
Categories: Travel

Summary of Martin Dugard s Farther Than Any Man

Summary of Martin Dugard s Farther Than Any Man

Everest Media,. Insights on Marn Dugard's Farther Than Any Man Contents Insights from Chapter 1 Insights from Chapter 2 Insights Front Cover.

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9798822551152

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 15

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The night before Cook’s voyage, James and Elizabeth Cook spent their last night together. They were married six years, and were devoted to one another. They ached for those passionate, frantic nights of homecoming, but knew that his profession was one of the most dangerous on earth. #2 The British were eager to explore the Southern Hemisphere, which included Antarctica. They believed that a continent so far south was rich with treasure. #3 Britain was eager to find and colonize Antarctica because she was losing her American colonies. Colonial resources were the lifeblood of Britain, and without this colonial flow, England’s international influence would shrivel. #4 Cook’s father, James, had fought to overthrow George III’s grandfather during the first Jacobite Rebellion in 1715. He had a rebel past, but he sailed off to claim new lands in the name of George III.
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Farther Than Any Man

Farther Than Any Man

A rousing adventure biography that captures the extraordinary life of Captain James Cook, arguably the most talented and visionary explorer of the 18th Century.

Author: Martin Dugard

Publisher:

ISBN: 1865086312

Category: Explorers

Page: 287

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A rousing adventure biography that captures the extraordinary life of Captain James Cook, arguably the most talented and visionary explorer of the 18th Century.
Categories: Explorers

A Guide to Men Being Encore Reflections of a Bachelor Girl

A Guide to Men  Being Encore Reflections of a Bachelor Girl

A man can forgive a woman for having made a fool of herself over any man on earth—except himself. Eternity: The interval between the ... but two years ahead is farther than any man can see when he is looking into a pretty girl's eyes.

Author: Helen Rowland

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547014119

Category: Humor

Page: 44

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A Guide to Men by Helen Rowland is a humorous book helping the genders understand each other better. Although it was written for Victorian society, it is extremely interesting for today's reader.
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Captain James Cook

Captain James Cook

Captain James Cook: The Life and Legacy of the Legendary British Explorer Who Discovered Hawaii chronicles the historic expeditions that Cook made across the Pacific, and his climactic discoveries and death.

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1533263450

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Page: 50

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*Includes pictures *Includes Cook's accounts of his historic voyages *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents "Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again." - James Cook "To boldly go where no man has gone before" was a phrase made popular by Gene Rodenberry in a science fiction setting, but it was certainly the creed of countless explorers during the Age of Discovery and afterwards. In fact, as recently as the mid-18th century, a young sailor named James Cook determined to go "farther than any man has been before me, but as far as I think it is possible for a man to go." And unlike so many others who tried, he did just that. Cook was a war veteran who participated in the French & Indian War, but he remains best known over 250 years later for sailing thousands of miles across much of the Pacific, mapping regions, naming new places, and making scientific discoveries. Indeed, there are plenty of similarities between Cook's three voyages and the famed "five year mission" of the Enterprise. Like Captain Picard, Cook's missions were supposed to be peaceful and focused primarily on scientific research. His first voyage, which took him to New Zealand, was meant to transport astronomers to study Venus, and his second voyage also carried several scientists tasked with "exploring strange new worlds" that Cook and his crew encountered. At the same time, Cook also seemed to run across many of the same problems faced by explorers across all centuries, even the fabled 23rd century. He found himself making first contact with native peoples who had never met Europeans, and though Cook's intentions were supposedly peaceful, the men and women he encountered were justifiably concerned enough that they decided to attack rather than wait to be attacked. Cook himself often made bad decisions, especially when it came to interacting with aboriginal peoples, and these decisions cost a number of his crew their lives, as well as his own eventually. Perhaps fittingly, he was killed along the coast of Hawaii, one of his most important discoveries, and while that may have brought his discoveries to an end, his legacy is a mix of adventure and cautionary tale that can continue to inspire to this day. Captain James Cook: The Life and Legacy of the Legendary British Explorer Who Discovered Hawaii chronicles the historic expeditions that Cook made across the Pacific, and his climactic discoveries and death. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Captain Cook like never before.
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Feiffer s People

Feiffer s People

could hit a baseball farther than any man alive . ( Harold swings . Sound of ball meeting bat . Grandstand lights up to show waving , roaring crowd . Harold goes into graceful follow - through position . Grandstand and Harold black out ...

Author: Jules Feiffer

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822203960

Category: Drama

Page: 92

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A long-run Broadway hit, this warmly humorous--and human--play by our theatre's most renowned comic writer, offers a wise and witty examination of a family hilariously beset by marital and domestic problems. ...one of the most professional pieces of work Bro
Categories: Drama

An Empire of Air and Water

An Empire of Air and Water

34 Of what is now the most famous aspect of the Hudson story—the third voyage on which his crew ... especially as this Voyage affords no new Discoveries, only that he proceeded 100 Leagues farther than any man had done before him, ...

Author: Siobhan Carroll

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812246780

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Planetary spaces such as the poles, the oceans, the atmosphere, and subterranean regions captured the British imperial imagination. Intangible, inhospitable, or inaccessible, these blank spaces—what Siobhan Carroll calls "atopias"—existed beyond the boundaries of known and inhabited places. The eighteenth century conceived of these geographic outliers as the natural limits of imperial expansion, but scientific and naval advances in the nineteenth century created new possibilities to know and control them. This development preoccupied British authors, who were accustomed to seeing atopic regions as otherworldly marvels in fantastical tales. Spaces that an empire could not colonize were spaces that literature might claim, as literary representations of atopias came to reflect their authors' attitudes toward the growth of the British Empire as well as the part they saw literature playing in that expansion. Siobhan Carroll interrogates the role these blank spaces played in the construction of British identity during an era of unsettling global circulations. Examining the poetry of Samuel T. Coleridge and George Gordon Byron and the prose of Sophia Lee, Mary Shelley, and Charles Dickens, as well as newspaper accounts and voyage narratives, she traces the ways Romantic and Victorian writers reconceptualized atopias as threatening or, at times, vulnerable. These textual explorations of the earth's highest reaches and secret depths shed light on persistent facets of the British global and environmental imagination that linger in the twenty-first century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Acorn Planter

The Acorn Planter

I can slay farther than any man. me, the (A huge bear has come out among bushes far up the hillside) Sun Man I, too, am War Chief over men, and I can slay farther than you. War Chief Hoh! Hoh! Sun Man (Pointing to bear) Can you slay ...

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664612922

Category: Drama

Page: 117

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"The Acorn-Planter" by Jack London. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
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An Account of the Impeachment and Trial of the late Francis Hopkinson etc With An Account of the Impeachment Trial and Acquittal of John Nicholson

An Account of the Impeachment and Trial of the late Francis Hopkinson  etc   With    An Account of the Impeachment  Trial  and Acquittal of John Nicholson

... who had encreafed both his duties and his powers , farther than any man was able to perform , and farther than any man fhould have been entrusted with . " The committee mean in a few days to make an additional report relative to the ...

Author: Francis Hopkinson

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019942226

Category:

Page: 784

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Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove

But then his memory went back to a camp they had made on the Bra- zos, many years before, with an Army captain; there was a Delaware scout with him who had been farther than any man they knew—all the way to the headwaters of the ...

Author: Larry McMurtry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439195260

Category: Fiction

Page: 866

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Chronicles a cattle drive in the nineteenth century from Texas to Montana, and follows the lives of Gus and Call, the cowboys heading the drive, Gus's woman, Lorena, and Blue Duck, a sinister Indian renegade.
Categories: Fiction