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Hunt for the Southern Continent
 
 
Author
James Cook. Philip Edwards, ed.
Publisher Penguin  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.05 x 4.4 x 0.35 inches
ISBN 9780141025438
Pages/Publication Date 116/2003
Daedalus Item Code 32320
List Price: Import
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On the second of his three great voyages, Captain James Cook was to sail farther south than any explorer previously had seeking a rumored southern continent, to be settled by the British. Cook found Antarctica, but it was vastly different from what had been hoped for. From New Zealand he struck out on two looped voyages searching Southern pacific waters, and his journals form a colorful and engrossing account of his ambition to explore the world and form relationships with exotic peoples. This extract encompasses the second and more extensive of these loops, from November 1773 through 1774, when Cook journeyed beyond the Antarctic Circle and encountered natives on Easter Island, Tahiti, and Tonga.
 
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