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Arctic Ambitions, Captain Cook and the Search for the Northwest Passage

1 v. (xvii, 429 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 23 x 28 cm. Preface by Robin Inglis. While dreams of a passage proved illusory, Captain James Cook's journey produced some of the finest charts, collections, and anthropological observations of his career. It also helped establish British relations with Russia and opened the door to the hugely influential maritime fur trade. This collection of essays from an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars - including former Vancouver Maritime Museum executive director James P. Delgado and University of Alberta historian I.S. MacLaren - uses artifacts, charts, and records of the encounters between Native peoples and explorers to tell the story of this remarkable voyage. This volume was published to accompany an exhibit of the same name presented in Anchorage and Tacoma during 2015 and was developed in cooperation by the Anchorage Museum, the Cook Inlet Historical Society, and the Washington State Historical Museum. Includes bibliographical references and index. Front cover features a drawing of two three-masted schooners and several native canoes in a bay surrounded by mountains. The back cover shows a map of the coast of Alaska.


Creation Date: 2015

Catalog ID: 2016.15.1

Call Number: 910.9163/Ar275a/2015

Object Types: book

Creator: David L. Nicandri, University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA

Dimensions: Height 23 cm . Width 28 cm

Related Subjects: James Cook, Arctic region, Arctic exploration, Northwest passage, map, nautical, English exploration, schooner