The Journals of Captain Cook

The Journals of Captain Cook Prepared from the Original Manuscripts by J. C. Beaglehole for the Hakluyt Society, 1955-67 - Penguin Classics

Paperback (02 Sep 1999) | English

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Synopsis

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. The JOURNALS tells 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.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780140436471
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 910.45092
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Sales rank: 21821
Number of pages: 646
Weight: 468g
Height: 196mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 32mm