The Journals of Captain Cook (Google eBook)
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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Review: The JournalsUser Review - Tony Mcgowan - Goodreads
Quite dense and clotted with nautical terminology that might baffle anyone who hasn't spent their life either at sea or reading all of Patrick O'Brien's novels, but still packed full of wonder. Cook ... Read full review
Review: The JournalsUser Review - Tom Oman - Goodreads
This book would have been so much sweeter if it had been condensed down to about half of it's 657 page length. It is very repetitive and boring at times. There are worthwhile events and interesting ... Read full review
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