The journals of captain cook penguin classics james r cook philip edwards on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the writings of a first rate scientist and daring adventurer and a major inspiration for elizabeth gilberts bestselling novel the signature of all things john cook led three famous expeditions to the pacific ocean between 1768 and 1779. The most interesting thing about the journals of captain cook is the fine and sensitive human being they reveal him to be he reflects from what i have said of the natives of new holland they may appear to some to be the most wretched people upon earth but in reality they are far more happier than we europeans being wholly unacquainted not only with the superfluous but the necessary . Id heard of captain cook before but knew nothing about him this book being a journal allows you to see through the explorers eyes his account is so full of interesting and odd facts that i found myself jotting them down so as not to forget them. The journals of captain cook by james cook captain james cook biography memoir history science medicine favourite cook led three famous expeditions to the pacific ocean between 1768 and 1779 in voyages that ranged from the antarctic circle to the arctic sea cook charted australia and the whole coast of new zealand and brought . The journals of captain cook by james cook 9780140436471 available at book depository with free delivery worldwide
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