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The wide wide sea : imperial ambition, first contact and the fateful final voyage of Captain James Cook  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

The wide wide sea : imperial ambition, first contact and the fateful final voyage of Captain James Cook / Hampton Sides.

Sides, Hampton, (author.).


Part high-seas adventure, part examination of the Age of Exploration, this account of Captain James Cook's last voyage in 1776 charts how his overt and covert missions came to a head on the island of Hawaii and left behind a complex and controversial legacy still debated to this day.

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  • ISBN: 9780593863183
  • ISBN: 0593863186
  • Physical Description: xxii, 657 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2024]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 555-616) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Author's note -- Prologue: And louder grew the shouting -- Book One: The first navigator of Europe -- Book Two: The weight of my resentment -- Book Three: Faraway Heaven -- Book Four: New Albion -- Book Five: Apotheosis -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index.
Subject: Cook, James, 1728-1779 > Travel.
Cook, James, 1728-1779 > Death and burial.
Voyages around the world > History > 18th century.
Scientific expeditions > History > 18th century.
Pacific Area > Discovery and exploration.
Oceania > Discovery and exploration.
Pacific Coast (North America) > Discovery and exploration.
Northwest Passage > Discovery and exploration.
Northeast Passage > Discovery and exploration.
Arctic regions > Discovery and exploration.
Voyages autour du monde > Histoire > 18e siècle.
Expéditions scientifiques > Histoire > 18e siècle.
Pacifique, Région du > Découverte et exploration.
Pacifique, Côte du (Amérique du Nord) > Découverte et exploration.
Nord-Ouest, Passage du > Découverte et exploration.
Nord-Est, Passage du > Découverte et exploration.
Arctique > Découverte et exploration.
Genre: Anecdotes.
large print books.
Large print books.
Livres en gros caractères.

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Homer Public Library LP 910.92 SID (Text) 000174114 Large Print -- Nonfiction Available -

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