Voyages of Discovery: Captian Cook and the Exploration of the Pacific

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Morrow, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 512 pages
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Withey's book enthrallingly combines true adventure, history and biography in the three Pacific voyages of Captain James Cook to show how, in the second half of the 18th century, popular interest in science and exploration merged to make possible unprecedented accomplishments. Photographs.

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A history of 18th-century British exploration of the Pacific, concentrating on Cook's three voyages (1768-80). Withey covers some of the same ground as John C. Beaglehole's The Exploration of the ... Read full review

Contents

The Royal Society Plans a Voyage
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Pacific Exploration Before Cook
21
The World Beyond Europe
23
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