The Journals of Captain Cook

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Penguin UK, Sep 25, 2003 - Literary Collections - 688 pages
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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. The JOURNALS tells 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.
 

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Extracted from both his journals, kept as required by Royal Naval law, and his logs, both surrendered to their Lordships at the Admiralty on conclusion of the trip; this accounts reflect the bluntly ... Read full review

Contents

THE THIRD VOYAGE17761780
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INTRODUCTION
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JOURNAL OF THE THIRD VOYAGE 17761780
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THE DEATH OF COOK
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GLOSSARY
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INDEX OF PERSONS
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INDEX OF PLACES
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Copyright

JOURNAL OF THE SECOND VOYAGE17721775
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Captain James Cook (1728-79) was born in Yorkshire and after an apprenticeship at a shipowners, joined the navy in 1755. Philip Edwards (now retired) has been a professor of English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, and the universities of Liverpool and Essex. He has written widely on Shakespeare and on the literature of voyages.