As a man whose "competence changed the face of the world," Captain James Cook has fascinated and intrigued generations of people worldwide. This lively and highly illustrated account of the man and his Pacific voyages draws on the National Maritime Museum’s extensive Cook collection to tell the story of the greatest explorer of his age.
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Glyn Williams is Professor Emeritus of History at Queen Mary, University of London, UK.
He has authored and edited a number of books on imperial and maritime history, including Naturalists at Sea and Arctic Labyrinth.
Dr Nigel Rigby is Curator of Exploration at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK.
He is co-author of a number of books on aspects of maritime history, including Captain Cook and the Pacific and editor of The Worlds of the East India Company.
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