In 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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(197mm x 130mm x 35mm)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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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.