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Captain Cook : the life, death and legacy of history's greatest explorer

Author: Vanessa Collingridge
Publisher: London : Ebury, 2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A uniquely woven story encompassing three separate centuries and three different lives. Captain Cook, best known for his heroic voyages through the Pacific Ocean, is brought to life in vivid detail. We follow his humble beginnings as the son of a farm labourer, through his convention-shattering treatment of the indigenous groups he met on his travels, and then onto his final tragic voyage which signalled the end of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: James Cook; George Collingridge; George Collingridge; James Cook; James Cook; George Collingridge
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vanessa Collingridge
ISBN: 0091888980 9780091888985
OCLC Number: 50999861
Description: x, 470 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Vanessa Collingridge.

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Captain Cook, best known for his heroic voyages through the Pacific Ocean, is brought to life in vivid detail. He is also said to have realised that it was not Cook who discovered Australia - it was  Read more...

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