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Captain James Cook was a British explorer who visited six of the seven continents in three voyages occurring between 1768 and 1779. He was the first European to encounter the eastern coastline of Australia and almost fou... More »

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On his third voyage to map and refine information about the South Pacific, Captain James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands. During previous voyages, he had mapped the coastline of Australia and determined that New Zea... More »

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Captain James Cook set out on his first expedition to find the planet Venus, went about his second expedition to find the southern continent and went out on his third expedition to find a passage between North America an... More »

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The English explorer Captain James Cook made three voyages between 1768 and 1779. On the first, he mapped New Zealand and the eastern coast of Australia. On the second, he crossed the Antarctic Circle, naming many island... More »

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According to Biography.com, James Cook was a British explorer and cartographer most famous for leading the ship Endeavor to discover New Zealand and the Great Barrier Reef off of the coast of Australia in 1770. His map r... More »

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On his third voyage to map and refine information about the South Pacific, Captain James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands. During previous voyages, he had mapped the coastline of Australia and determined that New Zea... More »

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Captain James Cook set out on his first expedition to find the planet Venus, went about his second expedition to find the southern continent and went out on his third expedition to find a passage between North America an... More »

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