The 18th Century Search for the Blue Nile

Suggested Readings and Bibliography

Bibliography for James Cook

Beaglehole, John Cawte. The Life of Captain James Cook. Stanford University Press, 1992.

Benjamin Arbel “Renaissance Geographical Literature and the Nile” in The Nile: Histories, Cultures, and Myths, 105-120.

Bermy Sebe “The Making of British and French Legends of Exploration, 1821-1914” in Reinterpreting Exploration: The West in the World (2014), 109-131.

Cook, James. The Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery: The voyage of the Resolution and Discovery, 1776-1780. Pt. 1-2. No. 34-37. published for the Hakluyt Society at the University Press, 1967.

Cowper, William. The Task. Scolar Press, 1785.

Craig, Robert D.. Captain Cook in the Pacific. ‪Brigham Young University, Hawaii Campus, 1978.

Finnis, Bill. Captain James Cook: seaman and scientist. London: Chaucer Press, 2003.

Moorefield, Arthur A. "James Bruce: Ethnomusicologist or Abyssinian Lyre?." Journal of the American Musicological Society (1975): 493-514.Nigel Leask “Curios Narratives and the problem of credit: James Bruce’s Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile” in Curiosity and the Aesthetics of Travel Writing 1770-1840(2002), 54-101

Price, A. Grenfell. "Captain James Cook's Discovery of the Antarctic Continent?." Geographical Review (1961): 575-577.

Rebekeh Mitsein “Come and triumph with your Don Quixote”: or, How James Bruce travelled to discover the Nile but found Scotland instead” Studies in Travel Writing. Vol. 18 (2014), 1-17.

Suggested Readings for James Cook

Kennedy, Gavin. "The Death of Captain Cook." (1978).

Obeyesekere, Gananath. "" British Cannibals": Contemplation of an Event in the Death and Resurrection of James Cook, Explorer." Critical Inquiry (1992): 630-654.

Taylor, E. G. R. "Navigation in the days of Captain Cook." Journal of Navigation21, no. 03 (1968): 256-276.

Cook, James. "The explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific, as told by selections of his own journals, 1768-1779." (1971).

Joppien, Rüdiger, and Bernard Smith. "The art of Captain Cook's voyages." (1988).

 "Introduction." In Captain John Smith: A Selected Edition of His Writing, edited by Karen Kupperman, 1-25. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1988.  

Suggested Readings for Mark Catesby

Meyers, Amy, and Margaret Pritchard. Empire's Nature: Mark Catesby's New World Vision. Williamsburg, Virginia: Omohundro Institute, 1998.

Catesby, Mark, and George Frederick Frick. The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands. Savannah, Ga.: Beehive Press, 1974.

Suggested Readings and Bibliography