Why did Cook know that Hawaii was a Sandwich Island?
Sandwich Islands was just the name that James Cook gave to Hawaii, not knowing the native name for the islands he named them in honor of his boss the fourth Earl of Sandwich who was the First Lord of the Admiralty.
I know some of the mountains on the major island of Hawai'i. The "Big Island" of Hawaii has two, Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. The island of Maui has Haleakala. O'ahu has the Ko'olau Mountains. Kaua'i has Kawaikini and Wai'ale'ale, the latter is also reffered to as the "Wettest Spot In The World". I'm sure there's more but that's all I know off the top of my head.
Not much is known about the true original names of the 8 major Hawaiian Islands, as the ancient people used a number of different names to describe where they were from. At one time, the islands were known by the Ali'i Nui who controlled them. We do know that Captain James Cook who was the first European to visit them, gave them the name of the Sandwich Islands. On that note, the true origin of…
Hawaii is a chain of many islands made by a volcano in the pacific ocean, most of the islands have already eroded back to the bottom of the sea but if you wanna know about any specific island, you should make a new question, Hawaii has been going on for billions of years, almost the beginning of earth.
The first part of Australia to be sighted by James Cook was the southeastern corner of the continent. On 19 April 1770, officer of the watch, Lieutenant Zachary Hicks, sighted land and alerted Captain Cook. Cook made out low sandhills which he named Point Hicks, although he did not yet know whether they formed part of an island or a continent.
Amanda was walking on the island of Hawaii She was told that there are several active volcanoes in the island As she walked she found a dark-colored rock What can infer about the type of rock found?
You would know nothing, but might and probably would infer that it was Basalt, that your name was Amanda, although you probably had never seen a legal document to that effect, and you might infer that you were really on the Island of Hawaii, but you may or may not have proof to that effect. Without an eye test (that you were confident in the results of, could you be certain that you were not…