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Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before Tony Horwitz 0805065415 9780805065411 Captain James Cooks three epic journeys in the eighteenth century were the last great voyages of discovery. His ships sailed 150,000 miles, from the
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Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before by Tony Horwitz

Captain James Cooks three epic journeys in the eighteenth century were the last great voyages of discovery. His ships sailed 150,000 miles, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from Tasmania to Oregon, from Easter Island to Siberia. When Cook set off for the Pacific in 1768, a third of the globe remained blank. By the time he died in Hawaii in 1779, the map of the world was substantially complete.Tony Horwitz vividly recounts Cooks voyages and the exotic scenes the captain encountered: tropical orgies, taboo rituals, cannibal feasts, human sacrifice. He also relives Cooks adventures by traveling in the captains wake to places such as Tahiti, Savage Island, and the Great Barrier Reef; along the way, he discovers Cooks embattled legacy in the present day. Signing on as a working crewman aboard a replica of Cooks vessel, Horwitz experiences the thrill and terror of sailing a tall ship. He also explores Cook the man: an impoverished farm boy who broke through the barriers of his class and time to become the greatest navigator in British history.By turns harrowing and hilarious, insightful and entertaining, Blue Latitudes brings to life a man whose voyages helped create the global village we know today.

Author: Tony Horwitz

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 496

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.

Publication Date: 2002-10-02

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ISBN: 0805065415


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