In a converted and ill-equipped Whitby coal-bark Captain Cook sailed round Cape Horn to discover the world's last unknown continent. But he did far more than discover Australia. In three epic voyages this unassuming master of sail charted the Plynesian islands of the pacific, explored the wastes of Antarctica, and probed the Arctic ice for the long-sought North-West Passage, before meeting a violent death in a skirmish in Hawaii.
A master mariner, who has himself sailed a full-rigged ship round the world in Cook's tracks, gibes in this book a seman's survey of England's greatest sailing pioneer - a genius who was much misunderstood in his own time but whose memorial is the modern map of the world.
|Titel ||Captain Cook, the Seamen's Seaman / Alan Villiers |
|Person(en) ||Villiers, Alan |
|Ausgabe ||Reprint |
|Verleger ||Harmondsworth : Penguin Books Ltd. |
|Erscheinungsjahr ||1970 |
|Umfang/Format ||325 S., 18cm |
|Sprache ||Englisch |
|ISBN/Einband ||0-14-002-956-7 kart.|
|Zustand ||Kartoneinband leicht stockig, an den Ecken leicht abgestoßen |