Sir David Attenborough talks about Captain Cook’s cartographic skills, recalling navigating the Great Barrier Reef using one of his nautical charts; in the second video, the great British naturalist and populariser of science recounts Joseph Banks’ impact on the knowledge of science and botany in Europe, thanks to the collection of thousands of plant and animal specimens, many unknown in Europe, collected during Cook’s first expedition.
Project: 9. Travels and travelers: economic, social and cultural connections.
Scope: Secondary Education, Higher Education
Resource type: Oral sources
Owner: Manuela Ghizzoni (Modernalia)
Copyright: Creative Commons
Abstract: Sir David Attenborough talks about Cook's nautical charts and Joseph Banks' collection of plants and animals