Captain Cook's Accuracy

Abstract

Apropos of your article on the centenary of Capt. Cook's death in NATURE, vol. xix. p. 334, it may be interesting to call attention to his remarkable accuracy in determining the positions of places laid down in his charts. There is a great contrast between his accuracy and the evident carelessness of some more recent navigators. Some years ago when I was… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/019408b0

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