Captain Cook & His Exploration of the Pacific
Between the late-fifteenth and late-eighteenth centuries, European sea explores dramatically changed human understanding of the world. These handsome books combine brilliant color illustrations and concise text in an attractive magazine-style format. They recount the achievements and adventures of explorers, and feature between 70 and 110 full-color illustrations in each book.
Cook made three historic voyages between 1768 and 1780, discovering and claiming Australia and New Zealand for the British Empire. He also discovered Hawaii, charted North America's St. Lawrence River, and pioneered advances in the science of ocean navigation. This volume includes maps, scenes of the peoples and places of explored lands, cross-section illustrations of ships, and photos of shipboard instruments and weapons that were used in Cook's era.