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The Journals by James Cook
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May 10, 08

bookshelves: walks, ships, islands
Read in April, 2008

The editor of this abridged version of Cook's journals has left out most of the interesting anthropological observations made by Cook and his crew. What we're left with is page after monotonous page of navigational details and weather reports: fascinating, I suppose, if you can read a sextant, but a little dry for the rest of us.
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