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H.M. Bark Endeavour Updated Edition

H.M. Bark Endeavour Updated Edition (Hardback)

By Parkin, Ray

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Here, in one accessible volume, is Ray Parkin's highly acclaimed and multi-award winning study of Captain James Cook's Endeavour. This incomparable book is a unique account of a great journey-Endeavour's voyage up the east coast of Australia in 1770-and a remarkable re-creation o...f the experience of being on board ship. Parkin draws on meticulous research to reveal what the Endeavour looked like, how it sailed, how it smelled, what daily life would have been like for those on board. How many strands of yarn were in the ship's cable? (954.) Did the ship have a lightning conductor? (Yes.) What was the diameter of her main mast? (21 inches.) These details are illustrated by plans and figures depicting the ship's architecture and construction, its deck plan, rigging, sails, armament, boats, cables, anchors and accommodation, all beautifully drawn by Parkin. A composite log of Endeavour's voyage-extracts from journals kept by those on board-is supplemented by an interpretive commentary and explanatory charts. H.M. Bark Endeavour is an absorbing book- discursive, erudite, at times poetic, full of wisdom, insight and information.
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ISBN 9780522876437
Published NZ 19 May 2020
Publisher Melbourne University Press
Format Hardback
999 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780522876437
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Melbourne University Press
Imprint The Miegunyah Press
Published 19 May 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Parkin, Ray
Category Maritime History
Geographical Discovery & Exploration
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 215mm
Height: 304mm
Spine: 47mm
Dewey Code 910.916478
Weight 2,030g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Australia - Discovery and exploration - History - 18th century.
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade