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 ...

The Journals of Captain Cook 2000, Penguin Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780140436471

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