Captain James Cook

Captain James Cook

by Rob Mundle


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Captain James Cook is one of the greatest maritime explorers of all time. Over three remarkable voyages of discovery into the Pacific in the latter part of the eighteenth century. Cook unravelled the oldest mystery surrounding the existence of Terra Australis Incognita - the Great South Land. He became the first explorer to circumnavigate New Zealand and establish that it was two main islands: discover the Hawaiian Islands for the British Empire: and left an enduring legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780733335433
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 828,485
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Rob Mundle OAM is a bestselling author, journalist and competitive sailor whose family heritage is with the sea, dating back to his great-great-grandfather, who was the master of square-riggers. Rob has spent a lifetime combining his passions for sailing and writing. He has written thirteen books - including the international bestseller FATAL STORM - reported on more than 40 Sydney-to-Hobart yacht races (and competed in three), and covered seven America's Cups, four Olympics and numerous international events. He is the winner of many sailing championships and has been a competitor in local and international contests.

Table of Contents

Prologue A Wisp of Wind 1

1 From Farm Boy to Seafarer 11

2 Life on the Lower Deck 21

3 The Taking of Québec 35

4 Canadian Winters 52

5 A Bride - Post-haste 64

6 The Captain and His Ship 86

7 Cape Horn and the South Pacific 108

8 Arcadia 130

9 A Tale of Two Islands 148

10 Bound for Van Diemen's Land 178

11 Unknown Land, Unknown Reefs 195

12 The Race to Save Endeavour 211

13 The Width of One Wave 228

14 A Battle of Wills 249

15 Second Time Around 266

16 Return to Otaheite 291

17 Close Calls and an Atrocity 305

18 One Last Look 334

19 Land Fever 345

20 Islands, Ice and the Captain's Ire 359

21 A Brutal End 376

Epilogue Mourning the Master 390

Glossary 397

Sources 407

Acknowledgements 411

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