Cook, James, 1728-1779.
A voyage to the Pacific Ocean; undertaken by command of his Majesty, for making
discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere...
London: Printed for John Stockdale, Scatcherd and Whitaker, John Fielding, and John Hardt, 1784. 4 vols.
Captain Cook, who may be considered one of England's greatest maritime discoverers, was
also a scientist and practicing physician. He produced scholarly works on navigation and astronomy,
as well as accounts of his voyages to all parts of the world illustrated with numerous maps and charts.
In three great voyages, to the Southern Hemisphere, towards the South Pole, and to the Pacific Ocean,
Cook did more to clarify geographical knowledge of these areas than all his predecessors had done together.
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