The Voyages of Captain Cook

    The Voyages of Captain Cook

    About the Explorer and His Three Great Scientific Expeditions

    Anthony Cornish

    Conway 2008

    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.

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