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James Cook

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James Cook: Ocean Explorer

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Captain Cook 2018 - A Voyage of Legacy and Discovery - Part 1

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A short history of James Cook and his voyages

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The death of explorer Captain James Cook

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Great Maritime Explorers - Captain James Cook

James Cook was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the British Royal Navy. He made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.
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