Captain Cook: The Great Ocean Explorer
James Cook grew up on a farm, but his secret dream was to be a sailor. He wanted to travel "as far as it was possible for man to go." James's three great voyages of discovery took him from Australia to the Arctic, further than anyone else had sailed before. His explorations filled in the last empty space on the map of the world.
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