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ASTOR, LENOX AND TILFNPT., DATIONS.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE MOST NORTHERN PARTS
Chap. III. Funeral rites of the Laplanders; their general
character; beasts, birds, and fishes; traffic with the
natives of Borandia; description of the Borandians; the
author sails to Petzora....
Chap. IV. The author and his company kindly entertained
at Petzora; prosecute their journey; meet with five exiles
in the woods of Siberia, one of whom is known by the
author; the hardships endured by these poor people. The
author arrives at the town of Papinowgorod; an account
of the manners, customs and buildings, of the inhabitants.
He travels through Samojedia; a description of the per-
sons and manners of the Samojedians......
Chap. V. The author sails to Nova Zembla. An account of
the sea-horse fishery in the straits of Weygatz. Some of
the crew land in a small island in these straits and catch
a number of penguins..
Chap. VI. The author sails to the coast of Greenland, lands
in Iceland, and ascends Mount Hecla, where he is ex.
posed to great danger by 'an irruption of that burning
mountain. Other curiosities in the island described, with
some account of the inhabitants. The author sails on
his return to Denmark, aad arrives at Copenhagen.... 40
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THE TRAVELS OF MONSIEUR MAUPERTUIS, TO
DETERMINE THE FIGURE OF THE EARTH AT
THE POLAR CIRCLE.
Chap. I. They attempt to make their observations on the
coast of the gulf of Bothnia, but are disappointed. A
description of several mountains, woods, and rivers in
Lapland in summer. A mountain on fire...
Chap. II. The dreadful hardships they suffered from the seve-
rity of the weather, and the beauty of the northern lights
in a Lapland winter...
COOK'S FIRST VOYAGE.
Chap. I. Design of the voyage. Character of lieutenant
Cook. Arrival at Madeira; description of that island.
Arrival at Rio de Janeiro; description of. Of the inha.
bitants of Terra del Fuego; fatal accident there. De.
scription of Otaheite. Transactions with the natives.
Observation of the transit of Venus. Departure from
Chap. II. Description of the Society Islands; manners of
the inhabitants; arrival at New Zealand; transactions
with the natives; their manners and customs; departure
from New Zealand.....
Chap. III. The navigation of the eastern coast of New Hol.
land. A most astonishing escape from shipwreck. The
discovery of Endeavour Straits; passage to Batavia, and
retorn of the ship to England.
COOK'S SECOND VOYAGE.
Chap. I. Object of the voyage. :Qocurrences in the first
attempt, 'from their departure from the Cape of Good
Hope until the arrival of captain Cook at New Zealand 183
Chap. II. The secoud àiteinpt made by captain Cook, in the
Resolution, to penetrate towards the South Pole. From
his sailing from New Zealand, in November 1773, to
his arrival at Cape Deseada, in December 1774....... 197
Chap. III. Captain Cook's cruise in the Southern Atlantic
Ocean, with an account of the lands discovered in that sea 213
COOK'S THIRD VOYAGE.
Chap. I. Object of the voyage. Departure from England.
Arrival at the Sandwich Islands.....