Captain Cook : the life, death and legacy of history's greatest explorer / Vanessa Collingridge.

  • London : Ebury 2003
Physical description
1 online resource (x, 470 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits.
  • 9781448117161
  • 144811716X
  • 0091888980
  • 9780091888985


  • A uniquely woven story encompassing three separate centuries and three different lives. Captain Cook, best known for his heroic voyages through the Pacific Ocean, is brought to life in vivid detail. We follow his humble beginnings as the son of a farm labourer, through his convention-shattering treatment of the indigenous groups he met on his travels, and then onto his final tragic voyage which signalled the end of his revered reputation. One hundred years on from the death of Cook, another great man, George Collingridge begins his own adventure. He, like Cook was oblivious to the implications his journey would have. Along the way he unfolds ancient maps, secret tales and unearths hidden lands and buried treasure. He is also said to have realised that it was not Cook who discovered Australia - it was the Portugese. This firm belief was the eventual cause of his self-destruction. Another hundred years later Vanessa Collingridge, is searching for books on her lifelong hero Captain Cook in a university library. She discovers the name of a distant cousin, George Collingridge, in a dusty card index. And so a new journey of discovery begins - in the footsteps of her hero and his nemesis.

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Bishop Grosseteste University: Main Collection - Standard Loan 910.92 COL
British Library: Lending Collection m03/41789
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YC.2003.a.14350
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms DRT ELD.DS.178203
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Order from Library Storage Facility (Not borrowable)
The London Library: London Library Biog. Cook
National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored onsite) HP1.203.3812
National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru Online location
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Northumbria University Library: City Campus Library, Floor 6 910.92 COO
Oxford Brookes University: Headington Library, Standard Loan 910.92 COO/C
University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library (RHO) C03.R00133
Senate House Library, University of London: Senate House Library HISTORY 6th Floor (63) L34 COO Col
University of Strathclyde Library: RSGS Lending MLRSGS D 910.924 COO
Trinity College Dublin Library: Santry Book Repository PB-214-535
Trinity College Dublin Library Online location