The Voyages of Captain James Cook: Illustrated Accounts of Three Epic Voyages
by Cook, James & John Hawkesworth & Nicholas Thomas
In 1766, Britain’s Royal Society chose mapmaker and navigator James Cook to lead a South Pacific voyage. Cook and crew returned to London in 1772 and Cook’s published journals soon made him a celebrity. Two more Pacific voyages followed–then the famous captain’s career ended in his murder in Hawaii. This handsome illustrated account of all three Pacific voyages includes excerpts from Cook’s diaries plus illustrations, photographs, and supplementary text.