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James Cook, Maritime Scientist . Hardcover. Stamp, Tom and Stamp, Cordelia

James Cook, Maritime Scientist . Hardcover. Stamp, Tom and Stamp, Cordelia

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 After writing their book William Scoresby Arctic Scientist, Tom and Cordelia Stamp naturally turned their attention to James Cook, No one living and writing in Whitby could well ignore such an opportunity for
study of this outstanding and significant maritime figure. Much has
been written about Captain Cook and
it may well be asked, Why another
book?
Mr and Mrs Stamp have used their
knowledge of local history and local
customs, atmosphere and traditions
to illuminate the all important formative years when Cook emerged from
the obscurity of country life in 18th
century northern England to become
a man of the sea. From the old sea-
port of Whitby, Cook sailed and
learnt his seaman's skill and came to
know the qualities of those Whitby
ships that took him on his great
voyages.
Cordelia Stamp, who is a member
of the Society of Friends, has brought
her experience of Quaker life and
thought to bear on her interpretation
of the influence of these factors in
shaping the life style and outlook of
James Cook, for in his apprentice
vears Cook lived and worked with
Whitby Quakers.
Tom Stamp has been helped by his
knowledge of the history of science
(the study of which has been a life-
long leisure activity) to give a picture
of Cook as maritime scientist. He
believes the nature and magnitude of
Cook's achievements are of the same
order as those ofa first rate scientist,
placing him alongside Banks, Her-
schel and Priestley as a pioncer 18th
century scientific figure.  

Item Condition: Collectible; Very Good

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