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  Antarctic Explorers: James Cook
James Cook was born in the Yorkshire village of Marton on October 27, 1728.
Cook's skill as a seaman and navigator cannot be challenged...through heavy storms and dangerous seas filled with huge icebergs the RESOLUTION survived without the loss of a single man. On January 30 he reached his furthest south but could go no further.
Cook's reputation was unchallenged and with his conclusion one can assume that all further exploration would have been unnecessary except for one detail...he kept thorough records of his sailing.
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  James Cook - MSN Encarta
Although Cook is best known as the discoverer of the Hawaiian Islands (see Hawaii), his greatest achievements were the broad scope of his exploration and his detailed, careful documentation of his discoveries.
The son of a farm worker, Cook was born in the rural village of Marton, in what was then the county of Yorkshire, England.
Cook’s aptitude for this work was evident to his superiors, and as a result he spent the rest of the war mapping Québec and the St. Lawrence River.
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 European Explorers: James Cook
James Cook was born in the village of Marton-in-Cleveland in the North Riding of Yorkshire on October 27, 1728.
James Cook was born on October 27, 1728 in Marton-in-Cleveland in the North Riding of Yorkshire.
Cook was instructed to establish an observatory at Tahiti to view the Transit of Venus on 3 June 1769.
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  Captain James Cook | British Navigator and Explorer
James Cook was born on October 27, 1728 in Marton, (near modern Middlesborough), Yorkshire, Britain.
Cook was an apprentice to a shipping company at age 18, and joined the British Navy at 27 in 1755.
On February 14, 1779 Cook was stabbed to death by Hawaiian natives while investigating a theft of a boat by an islander.
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  James Cook - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James Cook was born in relatively humble circumstances at Marton in North Yorkshire, which today is within the town of Middlesbrough.
Cook was taken on as a merchant navy apprentice in their small fleet of vessels plying coal along the English coast.
Cook surveyed the northwest stretch in 1763 and 1764, the south coast between the Burin Peninsula and Cape Ray in 1765 and 1766, and the west coast in 1767.
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 European Explorers: James Cook
James Cook was born in Marton, England, in 1728.
James Cook was born in the village of Marton-in-Cleveland in the North Riding of Yorkshire on October 27, 1728.
James Cook was born in the Yorkshire village of Marton on October 27, 1728.
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 Captain James Cook
Captain James Cook, discoverer of the east coast of Australia, was one of England's ablest navigators and an astronomer of note.
James cook was born at Marton, Yorkshire, England, the second son of James and Grace Cook, on 27 October 1728.
Cook prepared many of his charts for publication, and it is a tribute to their excellence that they were not finally superseded for over 150 years.
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 James Cook at AllExperts
James Cook was born in relatively humble circumstances at Marton in North Yorkshire, which today is within the town of Middlesbrough.
Cook was one of five children born to a local woman and a Scottish immigrant farm labourer, Grace and James Sr.
Cook surveyed the northwest stretch in 1763 and 1764, the south coast between the Burin Peninsula and Cape Ray in 1765 and 1766, and the west coast in 1767.
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 Cook (James)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cook was not the first person nor even the first European to 'discover' Australia, but he was the first to accurately chart a substantial part of the coastline and to fix the continent in relation to known waters.
James Cook was born on the 27th October 1728, of humble stock, in the little Yorkshire village of Marton.
James Cook was the man for the post; he was given a ship, the Endeavour, of the serviceable Whitby collier type which he knew so well, and with a company of eighty-five set sail from Plymouth in August 1768, for the first of his three great voyages.
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 Captain James Cook
When James Cook came to take up a post in Whitby, he arrived to a very busy seaport, where ships were being built, sail making, rope and cordage skills prevailed in their manufacture, together with all the allied trades that went with these.
Cook had very vivid memories of near disaster while sailing through unknown waters and his choice of ships was accepted by the Admiralty who were very conscious of the magnitude of the undertaking.
Cook was high in praise of her as she was faster and better able to claw off a lee shore than his own ship.
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 James Cook link page
From 1768-1771 James Cook travels to Tahiti to watch the transit of Venus, explores the coasts of New Zealand, discovers the Australian east coast and sails through Strait Torres.
VITA: James Cook - Voyage of the Endeavour
James Cook: Journal 2 to 7 September 1773
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 James Cook and his achivements. Famous sailors' life stories at cruise-charter.net
The last of the big discoverers is the British map-maker and sailor Sir James Cook (1728-1799), the first from the Old World to go to Australia, New Zealand and the Hawaiian islands.
He was a middle-class man from England who took part in the Seven-year war and the siege of Quebec.
Cook took in his crew scientists like botanists (on the first voyage as many as 3000 plant species were studied), even painters who returned with a lot of evidence from these unexplored parts of the planet.
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 The first British ship on the NW Coast
Cook's first impression of the Nootka, one that lasted for only two days, was that they were mild and inoffensive, quick to trade, and strictly honest in the process.
Cook learned that the Indians were willing to impeach one another, and thus it became easy to identify the thieves.
Cook and his men, perhaps too trusting in the first place, now took appropriate precautions to stop the light-fingered tendencies of persons who considered property not personal but communal in nature, and theft a matter of dexterity and even sport.
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 Captain Cook
Cook caused his men to wash every day, to air out their hammocks; he used every means at his disposal to force fresh food down their throats: he tried portable soups and spruce beer, he even got his men to eat sauerkraut by serving it to the officer's mess.
Cook was naturally consulted on the details of ships and men to do the job and just as naturally volunteered to do the job that he was most capable of doing.
When Cook landed, he was wrapped in a sacred red cloth, led on a tour of Hawaiian religious artifacts, then introduced to the general populace who promptly fell on their faces at his feet.
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 James Cook University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James Cook University (JCU) is a university based in Townsville, Queensland, Australia and was founded in 1970 as the first tertiary education institution in North Queensland.It also has a campus in Cairns, North Queensland.
It is named after the British sea captain James Cook who popularised the discovery and potential colonial value of the east coast of Australia and whose exploratory vessel actually ran aground for repairs in North Queensland.
JCU's main campus moved from a small campus in the Townsville suburb of Pimlico to a very large allocated area of bush land in the suburb of Douglas, near the army base and the lee of Mount Stuart, during the early 1970s.
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 The Demise Of Captain Cook
Cook had anchored off Kaua'i during the time of makahiki, a period of months set aside for the collection of taxes in the form of produce, crafts and other goods, while war was suspended and ceremonies and games were the order of the day.
Cook was led to a heiau, the same rock temple called Hikiau that can be found at Kealakekua Bay today, to take part in an elaborate ceremony, at the conclusion of which he was made to bow to the ground and kiss an image of the war god Ku.
Cook, with Lieutenant King and a marine, came down the beach to intervene, and the three Britishers set off in pursuit of the man with the tongs, but they were misled and laughed at by the Hawaiians.
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 Captain James Cook - The First Voyage
Cook's decision to land here marked the beginning of recorded history on the east coast of Australia, for the Aborigines had no written language, no account of their long ages on these shores.
Captain James Cook sailed from Plymouth on the 26th August 1768 in the Endeavour, the former collier Earl of Pembroke.
Cook sailed north along the coast and tried to land, near Wollongong but was prevented from doing so by the fierce surf.
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 James Cook
James Cook was born 27 October 1728 in Marton-in-Cleveland, Yorkshire.
Halley’s proposal was that the exact moments of ingress and egress would be determined at several widely separated observatories to determine the duration of the transit, and then calculate the angular separation between the various observatories, and finally, the distance between the earth and sun required by the resulting parallax.
Cook went on to lead two more voyages of discovery before his death in 1779.
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 Captain James Cook
Cooks' stay in that harbour was to be his longest onshore stay for his entire voyage.
Cook, an accomplished astronomer, navigator and surveyor was the obvios choice for the task.
After two years at sea during time Cook had rigorously overseen the diet and health care of every man on board thus preventing scurvey and other 'normal' shipboard diseases, the men of the Endeavour were infected with malaria and other ailments.
www.cook.qld.gov.au /community/cook.shtml   (1257 words)

  
 Captain James Cook (1728-1779) - PlantExplorers.com™
In 1768 Cook was appointed commander of the H.M.S. Endeavour to take members of the Royal Society on an expedition to Tahiti, where they would record the transit of Venus across the sun and engage in general exploration.
Captain James Cook promoted the practice of feeding his crew sauerkraut and lime juice to fight scurvy, based on the studies done by Dr. James Lind in 1747, and insisted his crew wash themselves and their possessions, and exercise on the open deck regularly.
Cook's third mission was to search for a northern route between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans.
www.plantexplorers.com /explorers/biographies/captain/captain-james-cook.htm   (612 words)

  
 James Cook: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage
In 1763, therefore, James Cook RN (1728-1779) was appointed marine surveyor.
Cook also used the names of his survey ships - the Lark, Pearl and Tweed - of English rivers (the Humber), and of naval superiors (Graves, Keppell, Hawke, Saunders).
James Cook is best known for his three expeditions to the Pacific; but it was in North America during the Seven Years' War, and then in Newfoundland during the 1760s, that he learned his trade both as a cartographer and an explorer.
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 Historical Biographies, Nova Scotia, James Cook (1728-79).
Captain James Cook, of England's Royal Navy, of course, is best known for his exploits in the Pacific between the years 1776, and the year of his death in the Hawaiian Islands, in 1779.
In September, 1759, Cook was put in charge of the H.M.S. Northumberland and was with her until she was discharged in England, November, 1762.
Much was needed to do a proper job when dealing with the intricate workings of a square rigged sailing vessel of the British navy: being as it was, multi-spared and carrying heavy inventories of sails and rigging, such as it took as many men as 500 to run her.
www.blupete.com /Hist/BiosNS/1700-63/Cook.htm   (752 words)

  
 James Cook and the Transit of Venus
Cook navigated using hourglasses and knotted ropes to measure ship's speed, and a sextant and almanac to estimate Endeavor's position by the stars.
Cook and Green also observed the "fl drop effect." When Venus is near the limb of the sun--the critical moment for transit timing--the fl of space beyond the Sun's limb seems to reach in and touch the planet.
Transit Timing Measurements of James Cook and Charles Green -- from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, from their Commencement, in 1665, to the Year 1800; abridged, with Notes and Biographic Illustrations.
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 The Mariners' Museum: Newport News, Virginia
James Cook was born on October 27, 1728, in Marton-in-Cleveland, Yorkshire, England.
Cook was formally presented to his majesty, King George III following the historic journey and made a naval commander.
As Cook signaled his boats off shore to come in to assist, he was stabbed in the back by one of the natives.
www.mariner.org /educationalad/ageofex/cook.php   (1352 words)

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