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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

Sides, Hampton (author.).

Summary: 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: 0593863186
  • ISBN: 9780593863183
  • 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: Livres en gros caractères.
Large print books.
large print books.

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

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