Michael Fathers

Headless In Hawaii

Captain Cook: Master of the Seas


Yale University Press 512pp £25 order from our bookshop

Forty-five years ago the New Zealand historian J C Beaglehole completed his acclaimed edition of the journals of Captain James Cook’s voyages and the journal written by the botanist Sir Joseph Banks when he accompanied Cook on his first voyage of exploration to the south Pacific. Today the pendulum has swung against both the mariner and the scientist.

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