The published journals of Captain James Cook comprise the core of the canon for scholars of oceanic exploration, especially as it pertains to the Pacific Ocean in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Cook’s successors, including George Vancouver, Alejandro Malaspina, and Adam Johann von Krusenstern, among countless others, also utilized his journals as their guidebooks for not only all matters geographic and oceanographic, but also for proper behavior and protocol when dealing with officers, crew, and indigenous communities. The great editor J. C. Beaglehole expanded the Cook journals in size and significance by including references to (and corroborating data from) the many journals of Cook’s officers and companions, such as the naturalist Joseph Banks and the officer Charles Clerke. Some journals of the third and final Cook voyage were never published, including those authored by Henry Roberts and James Burney, which are now partially available thanks to James K....
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October 1, 2019
Book Review| October 01 2019
Captain Cook’s Final Voyage: The Untold Story from the Journals of James Burney and Henry Roberts
Captain Cook’s Final Voyage: The Untold Story from the Journals of James Burney and Henry Roberts. Edited by Barnett, James K.. (
Washington State University Press,
2017. xvii+323 pp., preface, foreword, introduction, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. $34.95 paper.)
Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (4): 757–758.
David Igler; Captain Cook’s Final Voyage: The Untold Story from the Journals of James Burney and Henry Roberts. Ethnohistory 1 October 2019; 66 (4): 757–758. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00141801-7683420
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