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Read online The Voyages of Captain James Cook: The Illustrated Accounts of Three Epic Pacific Voyages.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Voyages of Captain James Cook: The Illustrated Accounts of Three Epic Pacific Voyages The first ever illustrated account of Captain James Cook s epic eighteenth century voyages complete with excerpts from his vivid journals b .

This is history s greatest adventure story In 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 i Endeavour i continued to comb the southern hemisphere for the imagined continent i Terra Australis i The voyage lasted from to 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 i The Voyages of Captain James Cook i 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 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 more than one third of the globe was unmapped By the time Cook died in he had created charts so accurate that some were used into the s .

i The Voyages of Captain James Cook i is a handsome illustrated edition of Cook s selected writings spanning his Pacific voyages ending in 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 by James Cook, John Hawkesworth, Nicholas Thomas

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The Voyages of Captain James Cook: The Illustrated Accounts of Three Epic Pacific Voyages
Title:The Voyages of Captain James Cook: The Illustrated Accounts of Three Epic Pacific Voyages
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Number of Pages:320
Category:History, Biography, Modern, Australia
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