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Title: James Cook


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James Cook
  • A PowerPoint Presentation by William and Tobi

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Cook was born on October 27, 1728 in the city of
Yorkshire, England.
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He sailed to Tahiti in order to observe The
Transit of Venus.
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He almost sank in The Great Barrier Reef because
of coral.
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Thirty members of his crew died because of a
disease carried by mosquitoes.
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Cook sailed down to Antarctica and The Easter
Islands.
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Cook was the first person recorded to cross the
Antarctic Circle.
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The Resolution and Adventure separated in
February 1773 and met again in New Zealand.
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His last Expedition lasted almost three years!
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Cook then searched for a Northwest Passage.
  • But he was unsuccessful.

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James Cook was killed by a mob on February
14,1779
  • over the theft of a boat.

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