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Blue Latitudes Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before

ISBN-10: 0312422601
ISBN-13: 9780312422608
Edition: 2002 (Revised)
Authors: Tony Horwitz
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 8/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before Two centuries after James Cook's epic voyages of discovery, Tony Horwitz takes readers on a wild ride across hemispheres and centuries to recapture the Captain’s adventures and explore his embattled legacy in today’s Pacific. Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of Confederates in the Attic, works as a sailor aboard a replica of Cook’s ship, meets island kings and beauty queens, and carouses the South Seas with a hilarious and disgraceful travel companion, an Aussie named Roger. He also creates a brilliant portrait of Cook: an impoverished farmboy who became the greatest navigator in British history and forever changed the lands he touched. Poignant, probing, antic, and exhilarating, Blue Latitudes brings to life a man who helped create the global village we inhabit today.

Prologue: The Distance Traveled
Pacific Northwest: One Week Before the Mast
Tahiti: Sic Transit Venus
To Bora-Bora: Sold a Pup
New Zealand: Warriors, Still
Botany Bay: In the Pure State of Nature
The Great Barrier Reef: Wrecked
Homeward Bound: The Hospital Ship
Savage Island: The Hunt for Red Banana
Tonga: Where Time Begins, and Goes Back
North Yorkshire: A Plain, Zealous Man
London: Shipping Out, Again
Alaska: Outside Men
Hawaii: The Last Island
Kealakekua Bay: A Bad Day on Black Rock
Epilogue: A Period to His Labours
Notes on Sources
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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