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Bergin, Mark.
New York : Franklin Watts, 2006
IL 3-6, RL 4.6
ISBN 0531124460
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Do you like adventure and travel? Well, then imagine being a teenager during  the 18th century who decides to join the British Royal Navy as an officer in training. You sign up to join Captain Cook , who is the commander of the ship Endeavour. The ship will sail the seas for three  long years on a mission of scientific observations and discovering and mapping other lands. What was life like aboard the ship? To make sure that the ship sailed smoothly and safely, the captain always kept a careful eye on the crew. He insisted that they all do their duties well. Misbehaving or disobeying orders could get them some painful punishment, like flogging. Accidents, like falling overboard and drowning, unluckily happened.  To prevent a much dreaded disease called scurvy, the sailors had to eat fruits and vegetables that had vitamin C. Without vitamin C, their teeth could fall and they could even die. To keep the crew healthy and well fed, in addition to fruits and vegetables, the Endeavour carried a huge amount of food for 90 men for one year. Some of the food included 4,000 pounds of salted beef, 1,500 pounds of sugar, 1440 gallons of beer. Let’s not forget the biscuits, which were best eaten in the dark so that insects in the biscuits wouldn’t be seen. Find out more about Captain Cook’s voyages and the life and adventures of the sailors aboard the Endeavour.  ( May Harn Liu,, librarian)   
SUBJECTS:     Cook, James, 1728-1779.
                        Voyages around the world.
                        Oceania -- Discovery and exploration.

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