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The Resource James Cook : the story behind the man who mapped the world, Peter Fitzsimons

James Cook : the story behind the man who mapped the world, Peter Fitzsimons

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James Cook : the story behind the man who mapped the world
Title
James Cook
Title remainder
the story behind the man who mapped the world
Statement of responsibility
Peter Fitzsimons
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The name Captain James Cook is one of the most recognisable in Australian history - an almost mythic figure who is often discussed, celebrated, reviled and debated. But who was the real James Cook? This Yorkshire farm boy would go on to become the foremost mariner, navigator and cartographer of his era, and to personally map a third of the globe. His great voyages of discovery were incredible feats of seamanship and navigation. Leading a crew of men into uncharted territories, Cook would face the best and worst of humanity as he took himself and his crew to the edge of the known world - and beyond. With his masterful storytelling talent, Peter FitzSimons brings James Cook to life. Focusing on his most iconic expedition, the voyage of the Endeavour, where Cook first set foot on Australian and New Zealand soil, FitzSimons contrasts Cook against another figure who looms large in Australasian history: Joseph Banks, the aristocratic botanist. As they left England, Banks, a rich, famous playboy, was everything that Cook was not. The voyage tested Cook's character and would help define his legacy. Now, 240 years after James Cook's death, FitzSimons reveals what kind of man James was at heart. His strengths, his weaknesses, his passions and pursuits, failures and successes
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
FitzSimons, Peter
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cook, James
  • Great Britain
  • Endeavour (Ship)
  • Explorers
  • Sailors
  • Voyages around the world
  • Ocean travel
Target audience
adult
Label
James Cook : the story behind the man who mapped the world, Peter Fitzsimons
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251498345
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 492 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733641275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
James Cook : the story behind the man who mapped the world, Peter Fitzsimons
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251498345
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 492 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733641275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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