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The ship. Retracing Cook's Endeavour Voyage

Door Simon Baker

Categorie
Ontdekkingsreizen & Expedities
Boeknummer
#237539
Titel
The ship. Retracing Cook's Endeavour Voyage
Auteur
Baker, Simon
Boektype
Gebonden hardcover met stofomslag
Uitgeverij
London, Ted Smart
Jaar van uitgave
2002
ISBN10
056353463X
ISBN13
9780563534631
Taal
Engels
Samenvatting
The Ship tells the exciting story of Captain James Cook's voyage on the Endeavour and describes what happened when a BBC team of volunteers boarded a magnificent replica of the ship to retrace a dramatic stretch of its route from Cape Grafton in Australia to Jakarta in Indonesia. Simon Baker, author and volunteer able seaman, begins by taking a fresh look at Cook and the origins of his first voyage - how it turned from a scientific expedition to observe an eclipse into a far-reaching quest for the Great Southern Continent. Drawing on original journals, he re-examines Cook's motives and reputation, revealing a more complex character than the hero that history has handed down to us. The replica Endeavour provided a unique opportunity to 'test' the achievements of Cook and his company within ... (Lees verder)an authentic eighteenth-century environment.
Pagina's
223
Conditie
Goed
Prijs
€ 10,00

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