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Sea of dangers : Captain Cook and his rivals in the South Pacific, Geoffrey Blainey

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Sea of dangers : Captain Cook and his rivals in the South Pacific
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Sea of dangers
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Captain Cook and his rivals in the South Pacific
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Geoffrey Blainey
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eng
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In 1769 two ships set out independently in search of a missing continent: a French merchant ship commanded by Jean de Surville, and a small British naval vessel, the Endeavour, commanded by Captain James Cook. Neither knew of the other's existence. Cook's first long voyage was one of the most remarkable in recorded history: in a ship not much larger in area than a tennis court, he not only sailed around the world, following the most difficult route any navigator had ever attempted, but also changed the map of the world. He was the first to explore most of the New Zealand coast and much of the east coast of Australia. He lost a third of his crew to tropical illnesses, after earlier saving them from scurvy. Historian Geoffrey Blainey brings his storytelling powers to bear on this fascinating and important adventure, drawing us into the lives of the major figures.--From publisher description
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Title
Sea of dangers
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In 1769 two ships set out independently in search of a missing continent: a French merchant ship, the St. Jean-Baptiste, commanded by Jean de Surville, and a small British naval vessel, the Endeavour, commanded by Captain James Cook. That Christmas, in New Zealand waters, the two captains were almost within sight of each other, though neither knew of the other's existence. This is the stirring tale of these rival ships and the men who sailed in them
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Genre
Biography type
individual biography
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317596
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DLC
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910.9164/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
G246.C7
LC item number
B65 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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Captain Cook and his rivals in the South Pacific
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Captain Cook and his rivals in the South Pacific
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Geoffrey Blainey
Sea of dangers : Captain Cook and his rivals in the South Pacific, Geoffrey Blainey
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Sea of dangers : Captain Cook and his rivals in the South Pacific, Geoffrey Blainey
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Originally published: Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin, 2009
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-307) and index
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ocn283802769
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24 cm.
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Extent
xi, 322 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781566638258
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008052623
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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