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The Resource The voyages of Captain James Cook : the illustrated accounts of three epic voyages, James Cook ; Nicholas Thomas, editor

The voyages of Captain James Cook : the illustrated accounts of three epic voyages, James Cook ; Nicholas Thomas, editor

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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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James Cook ; Nicholas Thomas, editor
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  • 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
  • This book covers the highlights of three of Captain James Cook's nineteenth-century voyages across the Pacific Ocean. The text is drawn from his own journals and accompanied by classic and contemporary art and illustration
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Cook, James
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910.9182/3
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1960-
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Thomas, Nicholas
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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, James Cook ; Nicholas Thomas, editor
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Includes index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
46618442
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780760350294
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(hardback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
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  • (Sirsi) 46618442
  • (Sirsi) 46618442
Label
The voyages of Captain James Cook : the illustrated accounts of three epic voyages, James Cook ; Nicholas Thomas, editor
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
46618442
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780760350294
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 46618442
  • (Sirsi) 46618442

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