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Riassunto: This book is a gripping account of the career and achievements of one of the most intriguing figures of world exploration and British naval history -- Captain James Cook. Born in 1728, the son of a farm laborer, Cook, through sheer determination, keen intellect and consummate skills as a seaman, rose to honours and recognition in his own time and to a unique and enduring prominence in the history of navigation. The book retraces Cook?s three voyages, ending with his tragic death in Hawaii in 1779. It also assesses his unique contribution to exploration and discovery, to seafaring, science and medicine. It took extraordinary courage to sail for months on end through unchartered waters, aboard crowded ships, relying almost entirely on the skills and knowledge of the sea possessed by the captain, his officers and crew. One can almost feel the spray and taste the salt as this fast-moving narrative unfolds.
Superbly illustrated with Bill Finnis's photographs, maps and evocative sketches from his own six-year voyage, as well as the charts, paintings and engravings of the period, this fascinating book offers a unique understanding of the personality and achievements of Captain James Cook, seaman and scientist.
L'autore: Bill Finnis draws on his own knowledge and experience of sail for his special understanding of the adverse weather conditions, mountainous seas, diseases, poor food and harsh discipline which threatened the lives of eighteenth-century sailors.
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Chaucer Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria mon0001116289
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97819044491403.0
Descrizione libro Chaucer Press. Condizione libro: Good. 190444914X May have signs of use, may be ex library copy. Book Only. Used items do not include access codes, cd's or other accessories, regardless of what is stated in item title. Codice libro della libreria Z190444914XZ3
Descrizione libro HARDCOVER W/JACKET. Condizione libro: GOOD CONDITION. Codice libro della libreria IM415335
Descrizione libro Chaucer Pr, United Kingdom, 2004. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First. An unmarked "gift quality"book in excellent condition. "Superbly illustrated with Bill Finnis's photographs, maps and evoctive sketches from his own six-year voyage, as well as charts, paintings and engravings of the period, this fascinating tudy offers a unique understanding of Captain James Cook, seaman and scientist. Codice libro della libreria 026613
Descrizione libro Chaucer Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. No Jacket. Codice libro della libreria 064528
Descrizione libro Chaucer Press, London, 2003. Pictorial Board with Dustjacke. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. 252 pp. Light browning to page edges. Size: 4to. Codice libro della libreria 40483
Descrizione libro Chaucer Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good. Codice libro della libreria HH-108-X4-9852919
Descrizione libro Chaucer Press, London, 2003. Hard Cover-Laminated Boards. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Thus. **an outstanding production of Cook as seaman and scientist on his voyages to Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia and the Dutch East Indies; Alaska, the Aleutian Islands and Antarctica and then to Hawaii where he was murdered in 1779, The author draws on his own extensive sailing experience to produce a vivid picture of the realities of eighteenth century sea voyages and offers a comprehensive portrait of his subject. Illustrated with photographs, sketches as well as engravings of the period. This is a very handsome publication and appears to be in unread condition. Both the book and the dust wrapper are in pristibne condition. The only reason it is not described as being in 'near fine' condition is that a previous owner has signed their name on the reverse of the f.f.e.p. BOOK DETAILS: The contents are clean, tight and sound throughout. The laminated pictorial boards are glossy, bright, clean and unmarked, with only minimal wear. The lettering on the spine is clear and bright. The dust wrapper is not price clipped and shows only minor shelf-wear. No age-toned pages.pages are crisp and white.Signs of previous ownership (a previous ownership inscription is present as noted above). A very attractive/desirable copy. Illustrated. 252pp. (incl. index). The unpacked weight of this heavy book is approx. 1300g. (Please note: books that weigh over 1kg. (1000g) when packed, will exceed the quoted postage rate to overseas destinations). This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by The Book Collector (Established:1993). **Prompt professional service - satisfaction guaranteed.** Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Pictorial Cover. Codice libro della libreria 5405
Descrizione libro Chaucer Press, London, United Kingdom, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. tiny nick to rear of dj else fine. Codice libro della libreria 008302