Talk:James Cook

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Edit request, re: "Les Nouveaux voyages du capitaine Cook"[edit]

I was curious about the recently added image File:Nvx_voyages_du_capitaine_Cook_Ill.80.jpg, which is captioned as coming from the 1983 book "Les Nouveaux voyages du capitaine Cook". The picture looked so odd, and the cited author is an artist rather than a historian, so I wondered if it was a fictional re-imagining of Captain Cook rather than a historical image. After some digging, I was able to ascertain that the top part of the image, at least, is cropped from a 1784 engraving based on Cook's artist John Webber: File:A_Man_of_the_Sandwich_Islands_in_a_Mask_by_John_Webber,published_by_Nical_and_Cadell,_London,_England,_ca_1784.jpg. Apparently it's a makini, a Hawaiian gourd mask. I haven't been able to find the source of the lower half of the "Nouveaux Voyages" montage image, though.

In light of that, I think it might be better to replace the montage image from "Les Nouveaux Voyages" with the original source, the 1784 engraving image, in order to provide more historical context about that image. -- (talk) 04:24, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

First animal[edit]

The article makes the claim "The first animal to circumnavigate the globe was a goat" and until a recent edit this read "female" not "animal". The claim seems dubious either way. Ignoring that humans are animals, I'd be very surprised if there weren't rats on Magellan's ships, and perhaps some early circumnavigators had ship's cats to keep the rats under control (so the goat may not have been the first animal deliberately brought). The claim might boil down to "the first documented animal...".-gadfium 22:47, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Actually human beings are NOT animals - we are mammals, if that's what you mean. Science does not classify humans as animals. Indeed, we give the name "animals" to the animals, created civilization, etc. (talk) 20:35, 14 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done -- Euryalus (talk) 12:19, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

This is an edit request for the Voyages section. Some of the facts about his voyages got a little mixed up. The purpose of Cook's first voyage did not include testing Harrison's clock, H4 in the quest for longitude. He did have it on his second and third voyages. This information is easily accessible in any of the biography's about Cook and the main Wikipedia articles for each of his voyages.

Maplibrarian (talk) 22:38, 11 January 2016 (UTC)Marcy B.

The Endeavor 3D Printable model featured on[edit]

Thought I would mention that The Endeavor ship is featured on Thingiverse for 3D Printing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dancorrigan1 (talkcontribs) 00:04, 10 June 2016 (UTC)