Captain James Cook the great ocean explorer by Haydn Middleton

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford .

Written in English

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A brief biography of the British navigator and explorer whose three famous voyages resulted in the accurate mapping of much of the South Pacific.

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Book details

StatementHaydn Middleton ; illustrated by Alan Marks
SeriesTrue Lives, True lives
ContributionsMarks, Alan, 1957-
LC ClassificationsG246.C7 M43 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p.
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25096152M
ISBN 100199119600
ISBN 109780199119608
LC Control Number2011389428

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