Captain James Cook (1728-1779), British explorer, navigator and cartographer. Captain James Cook first served in the British merchant navy as a teenager and joined the Royal Navy in 1755. He was commissioned as Commander of the HMS Endeavour in 1766 and the next year began three Pacific voyages. It was during these voyages that he discovered the Hawaiian Islands, had the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and mapped the coastlines of Newfoundland and New Zealand. He was killed by natives on Hawaii in 1779 during his final voyage. Statue photographed in Greenwich, London, UK.
Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library.
Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.
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