The Journals Of Captain Cook

Paperback | April 1, 2000

byJames R. CookIntroduction byPhilip Edwards

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The writings of a first-rate scientist and daring adventurer, and a major inspiration for Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling novel The Signature of All Things
 
John Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle to the Arctic Sea, Cook charted Australia and the whole coast of New Zealand, and brought back detailed descriptions of the natural history of the Pacific. Accounts based on Cook''s journals were issued at the time, but it was not until this century that the original journals were published in Beaglehole''s definitive edition. His journals tell the story of these voyages as Cook wanted it to be told, radiating the ambition, courage and skill which enabled him to carry out an unrivalled series of expeditions in dangerous waters.

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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 Ha...

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The writings of a first-rate scientist and daring adventurer, and a major inspiration for Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling novel The Signature of All Things   John Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle to the Arctic Sea, Cook charted Australia and the whole coast of New Zealand, and brought back detailed descri...

James Cook (1728-1779) was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer. He made three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, accurately charting many areas and recording several islands and coastlines on European maps for the first time.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 7.77 × 5.09 × 1.21 inPublished:April 1, 2000Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140436472

ISBN - 13:9780140436471

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Table of Contents

List of maps
General Introduction
The First Voyage, 1768-1771
Voyage Maps
Introduction
Journal
The Second Voyage, 1772-1775
Voyage Maps
Introduction
Journal
The Third Voyage, 1776-1780
Voyage Maps
Introduction
Journal
Postscript: The Death of Cook
Glossary
Index of Persons
Index of Places
Location Maps