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Main Title: The journals of Captain Cook / prepared from the original manuscripts by J.C. Beaglehole for the Hakluyt Society, 1955-67 ; selected and edited by Philip Edwards. Book Cover
Author: Cook, James, Captain. 1728-1779
Edwards, Philip, 1923-
Beaglehole, J. C. (John Cawte), 1901-1971
Hakluyt Society
Imprint: Penguin, 1999.
Collation: xiv, 646 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Cook, James, Captain, 1728-1779
European exploration and explorers
European exploration and explorers
European exploration and explorers
Series: Penguin classics
ISBN: 0140436472 (pbk.)
Abridged ed. of a 4 volume work: The journals of Captain James Cook on his voyages of discovery. Cambridge : Published for the Hakluyt Society at the University Press, 1955-1974. 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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