The Voyages of Captain Cook

The Voyages of Captain Cook

by James CookTom Griffith and John Barrow

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 01/02/2013

  $6.70

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.

ISBN:
9781848704763
9781848704763
Category:
Geographical discovery & exploration
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
01-02-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
James Cook

James Cook (1728-1779) was a British explorer, mapmaker, and navy captain.

His three voyages to the South Pacific resulted in the mapping of previously uncharted lands.

His voyages were also renowned for their scientific discoveries and for Cook's own extraordinary leadership skills.

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