A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World

A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World

by James Cook

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Subtitle; Performed in His Majesty’s Ships The Resolution and Adventure, in the Years 1772, 3, 4, and 5.
Written by James Cook, Commander of The Resolution. In Which Is Included Captain Furneaux’s Narrative of His Proceedings in the Adventure during the Separation of the Ships. In Two Volumes.

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CONTENTS (partial list)

General Introduction.

Book I. From our departure from England to leaving the Society Isles the first time.
Chapter I. Passage from Deptford to the Cape of Good Hope, with an Account of several Incidents that happened by the Way, and Transactions there.
Chapter II. Departure from the Cape of Good Hope, in search of a Southern Continent.
Chapter III. Sequel of the Search for a Southern Continent, between the Meridian of the Cape of Good Hope and New Zealand; with an Account of the Separation of the two Ships, and the Arrival of the Resolution in Dusky Bay.
Chapter IV. Transactions in Dusky Bay, with an Account of several Interviews with the Inhabitants.
Chapter V. Directions for sailing in and out of Dusky Bay, with an Account of the adjacent Country, its Produce, and Inhabitants: Astronomical and Nautical Observations.
Chapter VI. Passage from Dusky Bay to Queen Charlotte’s Sound, with an Account of some Water Spouts, and of our joining the Adventure.
Chapter VII. Captain Furneaux’s Narrative, from the Time the two Ships were separated, to their joining again in Queen Charlotte’s Sound, with some Account of Van Diemen’s Land.
Chapter VIII. Transactions in Queen Charlotte’s Sound, with some Remarks on the Inhabitants.
Chapter IX. Route from New Zealand to Otaheite, with an Account of some low Islands, supposed to be the same that were seen by M. de Bougainville.
Chapter X. Arrival of the Ships at Otaheite, with an Account of the critical Situation they were in, and of several Incidents that happened while they lay in Oaiti-piha Bay.
Chapter XI. An Account of several Visits to and from Otoo; of Goats being left on the Island; and many other Particulars which happened while the Ships lay in Matavai Bay.
Chapter XII. An Account of the Reception we met with at Huaheine, with the Incidents that happened while the Ships lay there; and of Omai, one of the Natives, coming away in the Adventure,
Chapter XIII. Arrival at, and Departure of the Ships from, Ulietea: With an Account of what happened there, and of Oedidee, one of the Natives, coming away in the Resolution.
Chapter XIV. An Account of a Spanish Ship visiting Otaheite; the present State of the Islands; with some Observations on the Diseases and Customs of the Inhabitants; and some Mistakes concerning the Women corrected.

Book II. From our Departure from the Society Isles, to our Return to and leaving them the second Time.
Chapter I. Passage from Ulietea to the Friendly Islands, with an Account of the Discovery of Hervey’s Island, and the Incidents that happened at Middleburg.
Chapter II. The Arrival of the Ships at Amsterdam; a Description of a Place of Worship; and an Account of the Incidents which happened while we remained at that Island.
Chapter III. A Description of the Islands and their Produce; with the Cultivation, Houses, Canoes, Navigation, Manufactures, Weapons, Customs, Government, Religion, and Language of the Inhabitants.
Chapter IV. Passage from Amsterdam to Queen Charlotte’s Sound, with an Account of an Interview with the Inhabitants, and the final Separation of the two Ships.
Chapter V. Transactions at Queen Charlotte’s Sound; with an Account of the Inhabitants being Cannibals; and various other Incidents. — Departure from the Sound, and our Endeavours to find the Adventure; with some Description of the Coast.
Chapter VI. Route of the Ship from New Zealand in Search of a Continent; with an Account of the various Obstructions met with from the Ice, and the Methods pursued to explore the Southern Pacific Ocean.
Chapter VII. Sequel of the Passage from New Zealand to Easter Island, and Transactions there, with an Account of an Expedition to discover the Inland Part of the Country, and a Description of some of the surprising gigantic Statues found in the Island.
Chapter VIII. A Description of the Island, and its Produce, Situation, and Inhabitants; their Manners, and Customs; Conjectures concerning their Government, Religion, and other Subjects; with a more particular Account of the gigantic Statues.
Chapter IX. The Passage from Easter Island to the Marquesas Islands. Transactions and Incidents which happened while the Ship lay in Madre de Dios, or Resolution Bay, in the Island of St Christina.
Chapter X. Departure from the Marquesas

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BN ID: 2940013402041
Publisher: PastIsProlog
Publication date: 09/26/2011
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About the Author

"JAMES COOK , FRS, RN (1728 – 1779) was a British explorer, navigator and cartographer who ultimately rose 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." -- Wikipeda

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