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Current exhibits at the Anchorage Museum

...Cook and the Northwest Passage, through Sept. 7Mostly celebrated for his explorations of the South Pacific, Captain James Cook also braved the frozen Arctic searching for a northern route to Asia. This exhibition focuses on his journeys in the...
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part II

...its power. Bering, though a Dane enlisted in the service to Russia, was called "the Russian Columbus" by explorer James Cook. Orcutt Frost, a historian wrote: "What Columbus started in the Caribbean, Bering finished in Alaska." His bones...
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part I

...devoted his life to exploration and his achievements would one day be placed along the likes of Christopher Columbus and James Cook, but at the moment he only wanted one thing: to go home.I lay listening to the wind howl, watching the tent shudder...
Paper looks at a future without carnivores

...University; Douglas W. Smith of the Yellowstone Center for Resources, Yellowstone National Park; Arian D. Wallach of James Cook University (Queensland, Australia); and Aaron J. Wirsing of the University of Washington, Seattle.For more on...
Exploring history

...historical evidence that indicates La Perouse was the first European the Tlingits had seen. Though both Vitus Bering and James Cook had landed in Alaska by the time La Perouse got here in 1786, neither made recorded contact, according to multiple...
Ocean acidification threatens marine life

...Danielle Dixson, then a graduate student at Australia's James Cook University, was studying the important ways clownfish...their noses to navigate the ocean. Then she bumped into James Cook professor Philip Munday.Munday had been trying to see...
University team puts twist on 1769 Venus transit

...Tuesday's transit from Homer, south of Anchorage.It's a modern-day twist on a 1769 expedition by British Capt. James Cook and others in three different locations who set out to document the transit and try to calculate the earth's distance...
Mountain goats: Relying on agility, suction-cup hooves

When British explorer Capt. James Cook first visited Southeast in 1778, Tlingit traders gave him animal hides that had never been seen by Europeans. He thought they...
This Day in History

In Alaska Sound off on the important issues at In 1778, Capt. James Cook named Cape Elizabeth at the entrance to Cook Inlet. In 1913, John F.A. Strong took office in Juneau as the second governor...
Books on pirates, prison, and surviving extreme injury hit library's shelves

...inspiration for Jonathan Swift and Daniel Defoe, and whose scientific observations were fuel for Charles Darwin and Captain James Cook. Unlike others of his time, Dampier was a pirate to finance his quest for more knowledge, not to become rich. (He...


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