Cook

Cook

By: Rob Mundle

Price: $27.95

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Book Condition: VERY GOOD+


"As new except for faint hinge crease and faint reading creases on spine. Light shelfwear along bottom edge. 469 indexed pages including bibliography, and glossary of sailing terms. 9x6x1.5"" (23x15.5x3.5cm) Biography of Captain James Cook, one of the greatest maritime explorers in world history, by ""a master of the maritime narrative"". In three late 18th century remarkable voyages of discovery into the Pacific: Cook unraveled the oldest mystery surrounding the existence of Terra Australis Incognita - the Great South Land; became the first explorer to circumnavigate New Zealand and establish that it was two main islands; discover the Hawaiian Islands for the British Empire; and left an enduring legacy. Rob Mundle introduces us to an unlikely sailor in a teenage Cook, who, through the combination of hard-won skills as a seafarer, the talents of a self-taught navigator and surveyor, and an exceptional ability to lead and care for his men, climbed the ranks of the Royal Navy to achieve legendary status among all who sailed and mapped the world."

Title: Cook

Author Name: Rob Mundle

Categories: biography,

Publisher: "Sydney, Australia", ABC Books: 2013

ISBN Number: 0733332358

ISBN Number 13: 9780733332357

Binding: Trade paperback

Book Condition: VERY GOOD+

lb: 2.10 lb

Seller ID: 9-2H004

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY "explorer, biography, maritime, ship, Pacific" BIO023000     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers,