Captain James Cook
By (author) Richard Hough
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Captain James Cook by Richard Hough
Book DescriptionIn Cook's relatively short and adventurous life (1728-79) he voyaged to the eastern and western seaboards of North America, the North and South Pacific and the Arctic and Antarctic bringing about a new comprehension of the world's geography and its people's. He was the linking figure between the grey specualtion of the early eighteenth century and the industrial age of the first half of the nineteenth century. Richard Hough's biograpahy is full of new insights and interpretations of one of the world's greatest mariners.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780340825563
(197mm x 130mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Coronet Books
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 3-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Hough
Battle of Britain, Paperback (November 2007)
High above the warm, summer fields Churchill's 'few' fought with courage and skill against overwhelming odds - and won. This title provides an account of the air battles as well as an explanation of how the campaign developed. It provides insights into the controversies with the aid of original material. It is illustrated with many photographs.
One Boy's War, Paperback (October 2007)
The author found the reality of Second World War at first very different from the world of heroic Captain Ball VC. Then the golden doors opened and he suddenly found himself in peacetime California, at 19 learning to fly between long weekends in Hollywood. This title reveals the joys of Hollywood and the terror of fighting in a war.
You Can Save the Planet, Paperback (July 2007)» View all books by Richard Hough
Up-to-the-minute facts and clear explanations of key concepts are combined with practical advice in this essential book for young adults and their families.
UK Kirkus Review » There have been other great accounts of the great man - notably the classic Beaglehole biography - but this for my money is the most exhilaratingly readable. I defy anybody, of any age, to resist the story of the boy from Whitby who changed the history of exploration, science and seamanship in his cramped little ship Endeavour and whose voyages added to our knowledge of geography, plants and animals. And Hough, a leading naval historian, tells the story very, very well. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Richard Hough
Richard Hough with his high reputation as a biographer and naval historian, is the author of many books. He wrote THE MURDER OF CAPTAIN COOK in 1979 to mark the bicentenary of the explorer's death in that year.
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