The Voyages of Captain Cook

The Voyages of Captain Cook

Paperback Wordsworth Classics of World Literature

By (author) James Cook, Edited by Sir John Barrow, Introduction by Simon Marshall, Series edited by Tom Griffith

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  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 30mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 1 April 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Herts
  • ISBN 10: 1840221003
  • ISBN 13: 9781840221008
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 128,168

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Cook's three voyages of discovery, which took place between 1768 and 1779, are among the most remarkable achievements in the history of exploration. Cook charted vast areas of the globe with astonishing accuracy, and the voyages also made a significant contribution towards solving some of the great problems of cartography and navigation. With crews containing gifted sailors and navigators, as well as botanists, painters and scientists, Cook provides the link between the speculative, profit-hungry voyages of the Elizabethan seafarers and the scientific expeditions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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