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James Cook : European explorer of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands

Author: Susan Meyer
Publisher: New York : Rosen Publishing, 2017. ©2017
Series: Spotlight on explorers and colonization.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In the 18th century the explorer and mariner James Cook made his way to the American colonies to fight for the British in the French and Indian War. In the New World he would earn fame as a courageous sea captain, talented mapmaker, astronomer of Venus, and seeker of the Northwest Passage. This fascinating account details his voyage around Antarctica and his accomplishment as the first accurate mapmaker of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Juvenile works
Nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: James Cook; James Cook; James Cook; James Cook
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Meyer
ISBN: 9781508172352 1508172358 9781508172321 1508172323 9781508172338 1508172331
OCLC Number: 952277143
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The great navigator --
From humble beginnings --
Joining the Navy --
Seven Years' War --
The French versus the British --
Surveying Newfoundland --
Chasing Venus --
A new mission --
Mapping Australia --
The second voyage --
In search of the Northwest Passage --
Trouble in the Bering Strait --
The death of Cook --
An enduring legacy.
Series Title: Spotlight on explorers and colonization.
Responsibility: Susan Meyer.

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In the 18th century the explorer and mariner James Cook made his way to the American colonies to fight for the British in the French and Indian War. In the New World he would earn fame as a courageous sea captain, talented mapmaker, astronomer of Venus, and seeker of the Northwest Passage. This fascinating account details his voyage around Antarctica and his accomplishment as the first accurate mapmaker of the Pacific Ocean. This guide will introduce readers to the legacy of one of the most talented men in the history of exploration. Bibliography, Biographies, Detailed Table of Contents, Fact Boxes, Full-Color Photographs, Further Information Section, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, Timelines, Websites.

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