Pack your bags-we're going on an incredible trip! Travel with the Great Explorers takes you on some of the most remarkable journeys of exploration. Discover where the explorers went, why they went there, how they got there, and what went right and wrong along the way. Getting his start on a coal ship in Britain, James Cook became one of the greatest navigators of all time. He sailed across the Pacific Ocean on three expeditions, claiming Australia and New Zealand for the British empire. Cook drew such accurate maps they were used for centuries. He sailed around the world not once but twice-and might have made it three times, if he had not been killed in a fight with the native people of Hawaii. By then, his place in history was already secure. Book jacket.
Explore with James Cook
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Travel with the Great Explorers