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The Resource The voyages of Captain James Cook : the illustrated accounts of three epic voyages, Nicholas Thomas, editor ; from the writings of James Cook, John Hawkesworth, Georg Forster, and James King

The voyages of Captain James Cook : the illustrated accounts of three epic voyages, Nicholas Thomas, editor ; from the writings of James Cook, John Hawkesworth, Georg Forster, and James King

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The voyages of Captain James Cook : the illustrated accounts of three epic voyages
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The voyages of Captain James Cook
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the illustrated accounts of three epic voyages
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Nicholas Thomas, editor ; from the writings of James Cook, John Hawkesworth, Georg Forster, and James King
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eng
Summary
"The first-ever illustrated account of Captain James Cook's epic eighteenth-century voyages, complete with excerpts from his vivid journals. This is history's greatest adventure story. In 1766, the Royal Society chose prodigal mapmaker and navigator James Cook to lead a South Pacific voyage. His orders were to chart the path of Venus across the sun. That task completed, his ship, the HMS Endeavour, continued to comb the southern hemisphere for the imagined continent Terra Australis. The voyage lasted from 1768 to 1771, and upon Cook's return to London, his journaled accounts of the expedition made him a celebrity. After that came two more voyages for Cook and his crew, followed by Cook's untimely murder by natives in Hawaii. The Voyages of Captain James Cook reveals Cook's fascinating story through excerpts from his journals, as well as illustrations, photography, and supplementary writings. During Cook's career, he logged more than 200,000 miles - nearly the distance to the moon. And along the way, scientists and artists traveling with him documented exotic flora and fauna, untouched landscapes, indigenous peoples, and much more. In addition to the South Pacific, Cook's voyages took him to South America, Antarctica, New Zealand, the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska, the Arctic Circle, Siberia, the East Indies, and the Indian Ocean. When he set out in 1768, more than one-third of the globe was unmapped. By the time Cook died in 1779, he had created charts so accurate that some were used into the 1990s. The Voyages of Captain James Cook is a handsome illustrated edition of Cook's selected writings spanning his Pacific voyages, ending in 1779 with the delivery of his salted scalp and hands to his surviving crewmembers. It's bound to enthrall anyone who appreciates history, science, art, and classic adventure"--
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1728-1779
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Cook, James
Dewey number
910.9182/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G420.C65
LC item number
C672 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1754-1794
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  • Thomas, Nicholas
  • Hawkesworth, John
  • Forster, Georg
  • King, James
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  • Cook, James
  • Cook, James
  • Voyages around the world
  • Oceania
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The voyages of Captain James Cook : the illustrated accounts of three epic voyages, Nicholas Thomas, editor ; from the writings of James Cook, John Hawkesworth, Georg Forster, and James King
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Publication
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31223123518350
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780760350294
Lccn
2016017380
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations chiefly color, color maps
Label
The voyages of Captain James Cook : the illustrated accounts of three epic voyages, Nicholas Thomas, editor ; from the writings of James Cook, John Hawkesworth, Georg Forster, and James King
Publication
Bar code
31223123518350
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780760350294
Lccn
2016017380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations chiefly color, color maps

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