This biography together with Beaglehole’s five-volume edition of Cook’s Journals constitute the definitive source on Cook’s voyages and work.
p. 596: aboard Resolution in May 1778, exploring northwest Pacific coast: This weather did not keep away the people of the sound, however, who brought their women to inspect the visitors, and this time Cook studied them carefully. Among the books he had on board was the History of Greenland by the Moravian missionary David Crantz. These people, small in stature, thick set, odd-looking (as Cook thought, or—to quote Clerke—‘fine jolly full fac’d Fellows) were much like, though not quite like, those described by Crantz. [He also had several maps, of Müller and Stählin’s, of variable dependability.]