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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
Title
The voyages of Captain James Cook
Title remainder
the illustrated accounts of three epic voyages
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Thomas, editor ; from the writings of James Cook, John Hawkesworth, Georg Forster, and James King
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Language
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Dewey number
910.9182/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Pt. 1. 1768-1771: The voyage of the Endeavour -- pt. 2. 1772-1775: The voyage of the Resolution and the Adventure -- pt. 3. 1776-1781: The voyage of the Resolution and the Discovery
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780760350294
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour), colour maps
Specific material designation
regular print
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
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Pt. 1. 1768-1771: The voyage of the Endeavour -- pt. 2. 1772-1775: The voyage of the Resolution and the Adventure -- pt. 3. 1776-1781: The voyage of the Resolution and the Discovery
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780760350294
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour), colour maps
Specific material designation
regular print

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