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Main Title: Hunt for the Southern Continent / James Cook ; edited by Philip Edwards. Book Cover
Author: Cook, James, Captain. 1728-1779
Edwards, Philip, 1923-
Hakluyt Society
Imprint: Penguin Books, 2007.
Collation: 115 p. : notes, pbk ; 18 cm.
Subject: Cook, James, Captain, 1728-1779
European explorers
Seafaring life
European exploration
Voyages around the world
Diaries and journals
Series: Penguin great journeys ;
ISBN: 9780141025438 (pbk.)
Maps on endpapers. "First published by the Hakluyt Society 1955-67, in 4 volumes" -- T.p. verso. "The Journals of Captain Cook first published in Penguin Classics 1999. This extract published in Penguin Books 2007" -- T.p. verso. On the second of his three great voyages, James Cook (1728-1779) took on the most frightening of all his challenges -- to travel as far south as possible, to regions never before explored, in the hope of finding a new great continent which could be settled by the British. He found the continent -- but it was horrifically different from what had been hoped for. Great Journeys allows readers to travel both around the planet and back through the centuries -- but also back into ideas and worlds frightening, ruthless and cruel in different ways from our own. Few reading experiences can begin to match that of engaging with writers who saw astounding things: Great civilisations, walls of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, multitudes of birds and flowers new to science. Reading these books is to see the world afresh, to rediscover a time when many cultures were quite strange to each other, where legends and stories were treated as facts and in which so much was still to be discovered.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 910.9 COO Available

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