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Captain Cook's world : maps of the life and voyages of James Cook R.N.

Author: John Robson
Publisher: Seattle, WA : University of Washington Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Map : Atlas : Biography   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Captain Cook's World is an atlas, chronology and biography of the life and voyages of this celebrated explorer. A set of 128 specially drawn maps and accompanying text give an overview of Cook's life, including his early years in England, his time in the North Sea coal trade and with the Royal Navy in Canada, and his three great voyages around the world in HMB Endeavour and HMS Resolution." "Included on the maps  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Atlases
Biography
Maps
Cartes
Named Person: James Cook; James Cook; James Cook; James Cook
Material Type: Atlas, Biography
Document Type: Map, Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Robson
ISBN: 0295980192 9780295980195
OCLC Number: 949716807
Notes: "An atlas, chronology and biography"--Jacket flap.
Includes gazetteer.
Description: 1 atlas (212 pages) : [128] color maps ; 22 x 31 cm
Cartographic Mathematical Data: Scales differ.
Contents: Early life --
The first voyage --
The second voyage --
The third voyage.
Responsibility: maps and text by John Robson.

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"Captain Cook's World is an atlas, chronology and biography of the life and voyages of this celebrated explorer. A set of 128 specially drawn maps and accompanying text give an overview of Cook's life, including his early years in England, his time in the North Sea coal trade and with the Royal Navy in Canada, and his three great voyages around the world in HMB Endeavour and HMS Resolution." "Included on the maps are locations visited, named or surveyed by Cook, the routes of his voyages, and sites that have been marked in his honour." "Based on meticulous scholarship but aimed at a general audience, Captain Cook's World is a fascinating and accessible record of Cook's life and travels."--Jacket.

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