Author(s): Nicholas Thomas (Editor)
Anyone who loves history, science, art, or classic tales of adventure will be enthralled by the journeys of Captain James Cook and his intrepid crews. Three epic voyages took them to South America, the Southern Ocean, New Zealand, Australia, Alaska, Siberia, the East Indies, and across the vast Indian Ocean. This handsome illustrated volume celebrates these unprecedented expeditions, which resulted in fantastic narratives, artistic depictions of exotic flora and fauna, knowledge of new cultures, and maps so accurate that some were used into the 1990s, Rich with excerpts from Cook's journals and those of crew members, this is the ultimate salute to the last great maritime explorer. Book jacket.