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Captain Cook
By Vanessa Collingridge

Captain Cook

The Life, Death and Legacy of History's Greatest Explorer

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Format: Paperback

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Captain Cook by Vanessa Collingridge

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A uniquely woven story encompassing three separate centuries and three different lives. Captain Cook, best known for his heroic voyages through the Pacific Ocean, is brought to life in vivid detail. We follow his humble beginnings as the son of a farm labourer, through his convention-shattering treatment of the indigenous groups he met on his travels, and then onto his final tragic voyage which signalled the end of his revered reputation. One hundred years on from the death of Cook, another great man, George Collingridge begins his own adventure. He, like Cook was oblivious to the implications his journey would have. Along the way he unfolds ancient maps, secret tales and unearths hidden lands and buried treasure. He is also said to have realised that it was not Cook who discovered Australia - it was the Portugese. This firm belief was the eventual cause of his self-destruction. Another hundred years later Vanessa Collingridge, is searching for books on her lifelong hero Captain Cook in a university library. She discovers the name of a distant cousin, George Collingridge, in a dusty card index. And so a new journey of discovery begins - in the footsteps of her hero and his nemesis.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780091888985
ISBN-10: 0091888980
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 127mm x 32mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Vanessa Collingridge

Vanessa Collingridge is best known as a presenter and reporter on Tonight with Trevor MacDonald. A first class Geography graduate of Oxford, Vanessa's presenting career has spanned many scientific and historical programmes on both TV and radio. She has also had her own column with the Daily Telegraph.

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