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Classical Destinations

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Traces the 1838 discovery voyage that resulted in the western world's survey of 87,000 ocean miles, 280 Pacific islands, numerous zoological discoveries, and the finding of Antarctica, a journey that was marked by tragic deaths, the losses of two ships, and controversial court martials. Reprint.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio | 452 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 30.48mm | 430.91g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • Student ed.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0142004839
  • 9780142004838

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A worthy successor to "In the Heart of the Sea," ("The Wall Street Journal") "Sea of Glory" is a grand saga of scientific and nautical accomplishment. ("Newsweek") A breathtaking account of one of historyas greatest adventures. ("Entertainment Weekly") A breathtaking account of one of history s greatest adventures. ("Entertainment Weekly") A worthy successor to "In the Heart of the Sea". ("The Wall Street Journal") A breathtaking account of one of history's greatest adventures. ("Entertainment Weekly") "Fascinating and meticulous . . . A wonderful retelling."--The New York Times Book Review "A breathtaking account of one of history's greatest adventures."--Entertainment Weekly "A worthy successor to In the Heart of the Sea."--The Wall Street Journal "Sea of Glory is a grand saga of scientific and nautical accomplishment."--Newsweek "Fascinating and meticulous... A wonderful retelling."(The New York Times Book Review) "A breathtaking account of one of history's greatest adventures." (Entertainment Weekly) "A worthy successor to In the Heart of the Sea." (The Wall Street Journal) "Sea of Glory is a grand saga of scientific and nautical accomplishment." (Newsweek) Fascinating and meticulous... A wonderful retelling. ("The New York Times Book Review") A breathtaking account of one of historyAEs greatest adventures. ("Entertainment Weekly") A worthy successor to "In the Heart of the Sea." ("The Wall Street Journal") "Sea of Glory" is a grand saga of scientific and nautical accomplishment. ("Newsweek")"
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About Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award; Mayflower, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Bunker Hill, winner of the New England Book Award; Sea of Glory; The Last Stand; Why Read Moby Dick?; and Away Off Shore. He lives in Nantucket. His latest book is Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution.
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Table of contents

Preface: Young AmbitionThe Great South SeaThe Deplorable ExpeditionMost Glorious HopesAt SeaThe Turning PointCommodore of the PacificAntarcticaA New ContinentThe Cannibal IslesMassacre at MaloloMauna LoaThe Wreck of the PeacockHomeward BoundReckoningThis Thing Called ScienceLegacyEpilogue
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
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