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The Voyages of Captain Cook
Author: Anthony Cornish

ISBN: 9781844860609
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 23 November 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 15.3 x 1.4
Description:
Captain James Cook is probably the most famous explorer of all time, this book is the first to explore Cook's voyages and maritime career from the point of view of the reader with a healthy curiosity.

Captain James Cook is probably the most famous explorer of all time, and not without good reason. The three Pacific voyages of discovery he made between 1768 and 1779 set new standards in navigation, surveying and shipboard health; and he discovered and charted numerous lands, resulting in lasting trade and the development of British interests abroad. The interest and influence of the Royal Society in the expeditions meant that a group of scientists and artists accompanied Cook and his crew to record the people and places that they encountered. In turn, the samples they collected and catalogued and the paintings and drawings they made not only advanced the botanical and natural sciences, but left us with a vivid visual reminder of those voyages.

Many books have been written on the subject of Cook's voyages and his maritime career, but this is the first to approach them from the point of view of the reader with a healt...

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