About the Explorer and His Three Great Scientific Expeditions
Hardback 112pp Illustrated 216x158mm
9781844860609   Product Code: 19288
Why did Cook join the Royal Navy? What is a transit of Venus? What was the Grass Cove Massacre? Comprising 101 questions and answers, this book recounts the life of Captain James Cook from his birth in Marton to his death in Hawaii. Illustrated with reproductions of 18th century maps, paintings and prints, it charts Cook's three great Pacific voyages, and explains the advances in astronomy, cartography, botany and zoology that resulted from them.