Sharks That Walk on Land

Pneuma Springs Publishing
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It is February 1779 Captain James Cook is on his last voyage to the Pacific. This is a fascinating fictionalised account of the sad events leading up to the demise of Captain James Cook. Although written as a novel the content has been thoroughly researched from the officers journals of Cook's last voyage of discovery to the Pacific, and in this respect is an authentic account of the events leading up to his tragic death at the hands of the Hawaiians. The names used in this work are of people who actually sailed on the two ships of this expedition although the actions attributed to these individuals have been somewhat embroidered by the imagination. Great effort has been applied to put across Cook’s humane and compassionate understanding of his fellow man – particularly in the eighteenth century British Navy – this endeared him to the brutish men under his charge. Without doubt Cook was one of the greatest seamen and navigators the world had ever produced. His discoveries in the Pacific opened up this vast ocean to the western world so that it was no longer a mystery for the armchair theorists to speculate over. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
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About the author

The author spent his working life at sea. After attending Nautical College for two years he was apprenticed to a shipping company in 1950 for a period of four years, then during the following ten years comprised of sea-time and exams for each stage of navigation officer to achieve the rank of captain of tankers. The author retired in 1985 to Pender Island BC. During the early years of retirement were spent in the construction industry until the call of the sea reasserted itself. During the next three years he built the boat which he used on his attempted world circumnavigation. This resulted in his first attempt at writing ‘Building a Foam Cored Boat’.
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Publisher
Pneuma Springs Publishing
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Published on
Jan 26, 2011
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Pages
228
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ISBN
9781907728051
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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Britain's interest in the Northwest coast of America had been enlivened during the late eighteenth century showing little regard to Spain's blanket claim for the whole coast from Cape Horn to the very north of America. Britain was determined to establish as their own, claim to the fur trade and whaling industry. Tensions arose between the two countries and Britain mobilised her fleet in preparation of hostilities breaking out, this became known as the Spanish Armament. Tensions eased by negotiation and Britain gained equal trading rights and posts on the Northwest Coast north of any Spanish settlements, this became known as the Nootka Sound Agreement. An expedition was prepared with two ships fitting out. George Vancouver was given command, his professionalism in chart and surveying work during his time in the West Indies noted by the Admiralty. The expedition sailed on all Fools'day 1791 and returned 17th September 1795. Although Vancouver suffered from acute ill-health a thorough survey of the Southwest coast of Australia, and the whole west coast of America from just north of San Francisco to the Aleutian Islands was undertaken. He carried out the diplomatic meeting with the Spanish commissioner on the terms of the Nootka Sound Agreement and negotiation with the Hawaiian chiefs for the islands to become a protectorate of Great Britain. Alas for all these credible achievements he was never recognised until long after his death. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
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