The Journals of Captain Cook

The Journals of Captain Cook


Editor/introduction: Philip Edwards

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140436471
  • 672 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

The writings of a first-rate scientist and daring adventurer, and a major inspiration for Elizabeth Gilbert’s 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.

Table of Contents

List of maps
General Introduction

The First Voyage, 1768-1771
Voyage Maps
Introduction
Journal

The Second Voyage, 1772-1775
Voyage Maps
Introduction
Journal

The Third Voyage, 1776-1780
Voyage Maps
Introduction
Journal
Postscript: The Death of Cook
Glossary
Index of Persons
Index of Places
Location Maps

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