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  • Published: 1 October 1999
  • ISBN: 9780140436471
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 688
  • RRP: $27.99

The Journals Of Captain Cook


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Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle to the Arctic Sea, Cook charted Australia and the whole coast of New Zealand, and brought back detailed descriptions of the natural history of the Pacific. Accounts based on Cook's journals were issued at the time, but it was not until this century that the original journals were published in Beaglehole's definitive edition. The JOURNALS tells the story of these voyages as Cook wanted it to be told, radiating the ambition, courage and skill which enabled him to carry out an unrivalled series of expeditions in dangerous waters.

  • Pub date: 1 October 1999
  • ISBN: 9780140436471
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 688
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Authors

James Cook

Originally a musician and songwriter, James Cook released two albums with his band Flamingoes: the critically acclaimed Plastic Jewels in 1995 and Street Noise Invades the House in 2007. Present from the start of the Britpop boom, Flamingoes toured the UK and Europe extensively, selling 20,000 records worldwide. In 2009, one of James’s short stories was featured in the collection Vagabond Holes alongside work by Nick Cave and Man Booker-winner D. B.C. Pierre. James has written about music for the Guardian and Litro magazine among others. He lives in London.


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