In 1768 James Cook, a self-educated ship's master, was selected by Britain's Royal Society to command an expedition to the South Seas in search of the Unknown Southern Continent. The author presents a thorough and lively account of Cook's three voyages and his discoveries. Drawing on Cook's own notebooks, Blumberg applauds Cook's achievements while acknowledging his frailties. Junior High. c1991.
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