Titel: English sailors
James Cook, Henry Hudson, Francis Drake, Walter Raleigh, Martin Frobisher, Dennison Berwick, William Adams, Barnet Burns, William Thomas Turner, Christopher Levett, James Colnett, Matthew Flinders, Christopher Newport, Charles Fryatt.
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12. Juni 2011 - kartoniert - 112 Seiten
Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 112. Chapters: James Cook, Henry Hudson, Francis Drake, Walter Raleigh, Martin Frobisher, Dennison Berwick, William Adams, Barnet Burns, William Thomas Turner, Christopher Levett, James Colnett, Matthew Flinders, Christopher Newport, Charles Fryatt, William Dampier, Robert Dudley, Richard Hall Gower, Dan Byles, Anne Jane Thornton, Stuart Hill, Richard Grenville, Thomas Doughty, Jack Phillips, Edward John Smith, Michael Perham, Syms Covington, Anthony de la Roché, C. Fox Smith, Fortunatus Wright, Jonas Poole, Samuel Argall, Samuel Brown, Nicholas Woodcock, Robert Drury, Robert Fotherby, Charles William Barkley, Seb Clover, Thomas Edge, Thomas Hodgskin, Robert Knox, Thomas Marmaduke, John Ratcliffe, James Lancaster, James King, Thomas Coram, Simon Hatley, Dougal Robertson, Richard Parker, Henry George Kendall, William Batten, Sir Andrew Hamond, 1st Baronet, Hilary Lister, William Rous, John Weddell, Richard Profit, Augustine Podmore Williams, John Rut, Sarah Webb, Archibald Blair, Thomas Neville, William Allen, William Rainsborough, John Colman, Harry Paye, Steven Bennet, John Arthur Barry, John Saris, William Harrison, Bartholomew Sharp, Annie Hill, Pete Goss, James Clayton Barr, Conrad Humphreys, John Alden, Robert Norman, Frank Dye, Christopher Jones, John Daniel, Captain Hayward, John Clark Monks, Joseph Wiggins, Samuel Robbins, Richard Roberts, Edwin Farley, Nicholas Young, Ben McVeigh-Whitaker, Thomas Eldred, Thomas Spert, John Mason. Excerpt: Captain James Cook FRS RN (7 November 1728 - 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean during which he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands as well as the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. Cook joined the British merchant navy as a teenager and joined the Royal Navy in 1755. He saw action in the Seven Years' War, and subsequently surveyed and mapped much of the entrance to the Saint Lawrence River during the siege of Quebec. This helped bring Cook to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society. This notice came at a crucial moment both in his personal career and in the direction of British overseas exploration, and led to his commission in 1766 as commander of HM Bark Endeavour for the first of three Pacific voyages. Cook charted many areas and recorded several islands and coastlines on European maps for the first time. His achievements can be attributed to a combination of seamanship, superior surveying and cartographic skills, courage in exploring dangerous locations to confirm the facts (for example dipping into the Antarctic Circle repeatedly and exploring around the Great Barrier Reef), an ability to lead men in adverse conditions, and boldness both with regard to the extent of his explorations and his willingness to exceed the instructions given to him by the Admiralty. Cook was killed in Hawaii in a fight with Hawaiians during his third exploratory voyage in the Pacific in 1779. Cook was born in the village of Marton in Yorkshire, now a suburb of Middlesbrough. He was baptised in the local church of St. Cuthbert, where his name can be seen in the church register. Cook was the second of eight children of James Cook, a Scottish farm labourer, and his locally born wife, Grace Pace, from Thornaby-on-Tees.