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

Blainey, Geoffrey. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781566638258 :
  • ISBN: 1566638259 :
  • Physical Description: xi, 322 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2009.

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General Note:
Originally published: Camberwell, Vic. : Viking, 2008.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-307) and index.
Citation/References Note:
Bklst 04/15/2009
PW 03/09/2009
Kirkus 03/15/2009
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Cook, James, 1728-1779.
Surville, Jean François de, 1717-1770.
Explorers > Great Britain > Biography.
Explorers > France > Biography.
Oceania > Discovery and exploration > British.
Pacific Ocean > Discovery and exploration > British.
Voyages around the world > History > 18th century.

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