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The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook, with Sam Neill

The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook, with Sam Neill (Hardback)

By Anastasios, Meaghan Wilson

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A rich, complex and engaging account of Cook's voyages across the Pacific, from actor and raconteur Sam Neill, in which Sam Neill retraces Cook's footsteps, in the 250th anniversary year of Cook's first voyage. Captain James Cook first set sail to the Pacific in 1768 - 250 years ...ago. These vast waters, one third of the earth's surface, were uncharted - but not unknown. A rich diversity of people and cultures navigated, traded, lived and fought here for thousands of years. Before Cook, the Pacific was disconnected from the power and ideas of Europe, Asia and America. In the wake of Cook, everything changed. Uncharted is the book of the documentary series of the same name, in which actor and raconteur Sam Neill takes a deeply personal, present-day voyage to map his own understanding of James Cook, Europe's greatest navigator, and the immense Pacific Ocean itself. Voyaging on a wide variety on vessels, from container ships to fishing trawlers and sailing boats, Sam crosses the length and breadth of the largest ocean in the world to experience for himself a contemporary journey in Cook's footsteps, engaging the past and present in both modern and ancient cultural practice and peoples. Fascinating, engaging, fresh and vital - this is history - but not as you know it.
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ISBN 9781460756393
Published NZ 23 Jul 2018
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781460756393
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Published 23 Jul 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Anastasios, Meaghan Wilson
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Australasian & Pacific History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 245mm
Spine: 43mm
Dewey Code 910.92
Weight 866g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade