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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 (EPUB ebook)

By Anastasios, Meaghan Wilson

A rich, complex and engaging account of Cook's voyages across the Pacific, from actor and raconteur Sam Neill. Captain James Cook first set sail to the Pacific in 1768, just over 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. The Pacific with Sam Neill is the companion book to the Foxtel 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 9781460710364
Published 23 Jul 2018
Publisher HarperCollins
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781460710364
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint HarperCollins
Published 23 Jul 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Anastasios, Meaghan Wilson
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
British & Irish History
European History
Australasian & Pacific History
Geographical Discovery & Exploration
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 909.09823
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Geography, Ocean and civilization, Ocean travel, Travel, Pacific Ocean - Geography
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade