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Sea of dangers : Captain Cook and his rivals

Author: Geoffrey Blainey
Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. : Viking, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the most revealing narrative so far written of Cook's astonishing voyage along the east coast of Australia. It also casts new light on the little-known voyage by Jean de Surville; Blainey argues that the Frenchman was in the vicinity of Sydney Harbour months before Cook arrived. Eventually Cook set out to explore the hazardous Barrier Reef and find a way through Torres Strait, while the Frenchman searched  Read more...
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Named Person: James Cook; Jean de Surville; James Cook; Jean-François-Marie de Surville
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Blainey
ISBN: 9780670072231 0670072230 9780670073160 0670073164
OCLC Number: 254126442
Description: xi, 420 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Blainey.

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"This is the most revealing narrative so far written of Cook's astonishing voyage along the east coast of Australia. It also casts new light on the little-known voyage by Jean de Surville; Blainey argues that the Frenchman was in the vicinity of Sydney Harbour months before Cook arrived. Eventually Cook set out to explore the hazardous Barrier Reef and find a way through Torres Strait, while the Frenchman searched for a mysterious Jewish colony in the South Pacific."--BOOK JACKET.

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