The Journals Of Captain Cook by James R. CookThe Journals Of Captain Cook by James R. Cook

The Journals Of Captain Cook

byJames R. CookIntroduction byPhilip Edwards

Paperback | April 1, 2000

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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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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.
Title:The Journals Of Captain CookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 7.79 × 5.11 × 1.2 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
The Second Voyage, 1772-1775
Voyage Maps
The Third Voyage, 1776-1780
Voyage Maps
Postscript: The Death of Cook
Index of Persons
Index of Places
Location Maps

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.