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The Captain Cook Encyclopaedia (review)

The Captain Cook Encyclopaedia (review) book and media reviews 197 urbanization and natural resources). Up until the publication of this This is followed by 1- to 2-page encyclopedia, the best reference map /graphic spreads on each of the source on Cook was the index in region’s political entities. These are J C Beaglehole’s monumental Life of well done, although one might ques- Captain Cook (1974). The biography tion why Sämoa and American Sämoa still has a greater number of entries are separated by many pages in this and sometimes a more comprehensive section. A valuable “Pacific Statistics” discussion, but the encyclopedia is table at the conclusion of this section better organized as a reference work is somewhat compromised by the and has some more up-to-date entries, absence of year-specific data sources; such as a half-page discussion of “latest available at time of publica- “Endeavour replica,” a half-page dis- tion” could frustrate students looking cussion of the “Captain Cook Society for a concise socioeconomic citation. (ccs),” and other entries that talk Overall, the reviewers can recom- about portraits, stained glass, and mend this volume as a useful student stamps. While Beaglehole focuses on resource for the Pacific region. Cook’s biography, the encyclopedia also considers Cook http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

The Captain Cook Encyclopaedia (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 18 (1) – Dec 6, 2005

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2006 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

book and media reviews 197 urbanization and natural resources). Up until the publication of this This is followed by 1- to 2-page encyclopedia, the best reference map /graphic spreads on each of the source on Cook was the index in region’s political entities. These are J C Beaglehole’s monumental Life of well done, although one might ques- Captain Cook (1974). The biography tion why Sämoa and American Sämoa still has a greater number of entries are separated by many pages in this and sometimes a more comprehensive section. A valuable “Pacific Statistics” discussion, but the encyclopedia is table at the conclusion of this section better organized as a reference work is somewhat compromised by the and has some more up-to-date entries, absence of year-specific data sources; such as a half-page discussion of “latest available at time of publica- “Endeavour replica,” a half-page dis- tion” could frustrate students looking cussion of the “Captain Cook Society for a concise socioeconomic citation. (ccs),” and other entries that talk Overall, the reviewers can recom- about portraits, stained glass, and mend this volume as a useful student stamps. While Beaglehole focuses on resource for the Pacific region. Cook’s biography, the encyclopedia also considers Cook

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