Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 688 pages, 7.75 × 5.05 × 1.35 in
Published: November 25, 2003
Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0140436472
ISBN - 13: 9780140436471
From the Publisher
Captain Cook''s Journals provide his vivid first-hand account of three extraordinary expeditions between 1768 and 1779. These charted the entire coast of New ZeaLand and the east coast of Australia and brought back detailed descriptions of Tahiti, Tonga, and a host of previously unknown islands in the Pacific including the Hawaiian Islands. The journals amply reveal the determination, courage, and skill that enabled Cook to wrestle with the continuous dangers of uncharted seas and the problems of achieving a relationship with the peoples whose unannounced guest he became. This edition, abridged from the definitive four-volume Hakluyt Society edition, makes Cook''s inimitable personal account of his years of voyaging widely accessible for the first time and includes an Introduction to each voyage, a Glossary of unusual words, indexes of people and places, and a Postscript assessing the controversy surrounding Cook''s death.
About the Author
James R. Cook is the author of "The Start-up Entrepreneur." He is the CEO of Investment Rarities Incorporated, a company he founded in Minneapolis 30 years ago. He is also the president of Cook Waterfowl Foundation.
From Our Editors
One of the most gifted explorers in history, Captain James Cook set out upon the mysterious Pacific Ocean in the 18th century and discovered exquisite jewels along the way. Hoping to forever capture his memorable voyages, Cook chronicled the discovery of Tahiti, Hawaii and Tonga in many of his fascinating writings. The Journals of Captain Cook is an abridged version of the classic four-volume Hakluyt Society publication. Editor Philip Edwards provides an introduction, notes and special section on the subject of the seaman's controversial death.