The Journals Of Captain Cook (Penguin Classics)
The Journals Of Captain Cook (Penguin Classics)
The Journals Of Captain Cook (Penguin Classics)
The Journals Of Captain Cook (Penguin Classics)

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The Journals Of Captain Cook (Penguin Classics)

  • Publish Date: 2000-04-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: James R. Cook
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The writings of a first-rate scientist and daring adventurer, and a major inspiration for Elizabeth Gilberts bestselling novel The Signature of All Things

John Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle to the Arctic Sea, Cook charted Australia and the whole coast of New Zealand, and brought back detailed descriptions of the natural history of the Pacific. Accounts based on Cook's journals were issued at the time, but it was not until this century that the original journals were published in Beaglehole's definitive edition. His journals tell the story of these voyages as Cook wanted it to be told, radiating the ambition, courage and skill which enabled him to carry out an unrivalled series of expeditions in dangerous waters.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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