Captain Cook Author:Alistair MacLean Born in obscurity but gripped by a boundless passion for new horizons, James Cook had become at the time of his death in 1779 the greatest combination of seaman, explorer, navigator, and cartographer that the world had ever known. He still is. — Between 1768 and 1779, Captain Cook circumnavigated the globe three times in voyages of discovery tha... more »t broke record after record of exploration, endurance, and personal achievement. He excelled in all aspects of his craft and inspired in his men an affection for him and an enthusiasm for his undertakings that provoked constant loyalty and unfailing endeavour in frequently savage conditions.
Mr MacLean's achievement in this book is to present a graphic and lively account of this great explorer, and to describe in exciting detail his three amazing voyages and the adventures that befell him, his crews, and his ships in lands that until he sailed were in many cases unknown.« less