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The Resource Captain Cook, Alistair MacLean

Captain Cook, Alistair MacLean

Label
Captain Cook
Title
Captain Cook
Statement of responsibility
Alistair MacLean
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When James Cook was hacked to death by Hawaiian islanders on 14 February 1779, he was already considered the greatest explorer of his age. Born in obscurity but gripped by a boundless passion for new horizons, he became the greatest combination of seaman, explorer, navigator, and cartographer that the world had ever known. He still is. He had driven himself mercilessly, and his men likewise, and yet the surgeon's mate on the Resolution was able to write: In every situation he stood unrivalled and alone; on him all eyes were turned; he was our leading star, which at its setting left us involved in darkness and despair'. Between 1768 and 1779, Captain Cook circumnavigated the globe three times in voyages of discovery that broke record after record of exploration, endurance, and personal achievement. He explored and charted the coasts of New Zealand, landed in Botany Bay, explored the Pacific, mapped its islands, and travelled further south than any man before him; he explored the Great Barrier Reef and travelled thousands of miles north to tackle the North-West Passage. He excelled in all aspects of his craft and inspired in his men an affection for him and an enthusiasm for his undertakings that provoked constant loyalty and unfailing endeavour in frequently savage conditions
Biography type
individual biography
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1922-1987
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MacLean, Alistair
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Cook, James
  • Explorers
  • Oceania
Target audience
adult
Label
Captain Cook, Alistair MacLean
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published in Great Britain by Collins, 1972
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251441037
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
172 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007371983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Label
Captain Cook, Alistair MacLean
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published in Great Britain by Collins, 1972
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251441037
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
172 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007371983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map

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