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Captain Cook's epic voyage / Geoffrey Blainey
Bib ID 8170183
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Blainey, Geoffrey, 1930- author
 
Description [Hawthorn, Victoria] : Viking, 2020 
©2020 
xi, 324 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781760895099 (paperback)
1760895091 (paperback)
Summary

In 1768 Captain James Cook and his crew set out on a small British naval vessel in search of a missing continent. 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of that voyage, and Cook's 'discovery' of Australia. Captain Cook's Epic Voyage reveals the hardships and adventure of this remarkable quest, and the euphoria of discovering new lands. Drawing from his previous book, Sea of Dangers, in Captain Cook's Epic Voyage Professor Geoffrey Blainey takes readers once again on a vivid journey through history, challenging accepted views and the intersection of myth, science and exploration.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Cook, James, 1728-1779.  |  Explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography.  |  Sailors -- Great Britain -- Biography.  |  Endeavour (Ship)  |  Voyages around the world.  |  Ocean travel -- History -- 18th century.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- French.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- British.  |  Australian
Form/genre Biographies
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Captain Cook's epic voyage : the strange quest for a missing continent

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