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The 100 days That Mapped a Nation: A Commemorative Edition of Captain James Cook's Voyages to New Zealand and the South Pacific
 

The 100 days That Mapped a Nation: A Commemorative Edition of Captain James Cook's Voyages to New Zealand and the South Pacific (Hardback)

By Lay, Graeme

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One Hundred Days that Mapped a Nation marks this historic occasion by looking at Cook's intrepid journeys to New Zealand and the Pacific that were unprecedented for the time and had such far-reaching consequences.

ISBN 9781869665128
Published 1 October 2019 by New Holland Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781869665128
ISBN-10 1869665120
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher New Holland Publishers
Imprint New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd
Publication Date 1 October 2019
International Publication Date 4 August 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Lay, Graeme
Category Australasian & Pacific History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 245mm
Height: 285mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 998802

Description of this Book

October 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain James
Cook's first landfall in New Zealand. The One Hundred Days
that Mapped a Nation celebrates this historic occasion by looking
at Cook's intrepid journeys to New Zealand and the Pacific that

were unprecedented for the time and had such far-reaching con-
sequences.

His initial voyage on the Endeavour was focused on observing
the transit of Venus to gather information to help with nautical
navigation and as a result he had on board astronomer Charles
Green, naturalists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander and later
artist William Hodges. This has left a legacy of first-hand accounts
and artworks that bring alive the impressions of Cook and his
crew, and what they experienced in their early encounters with
the inhabitants and their reactions to the exotic landscape. Ships
logs, journal entries, maps and illustrations help to build a vivid
portrait of the places and people encountered by Cook, recording

his impressions and those of some of the talented men who ac-
companied him.

It also looks at the challenges of the voyages, from preventing
scurvy to finding adequate provisions.
Highly illustrated with a lively but authoritative text by Graeme
Lay, this book is the definitive celebration of a remarkable
achievement.

In the 100 days Captain Cook spent here on three separate voy-
ages he managed to charter the coastline of New Zealand, literally

putting the country on the map.

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Author's Bio

Graeme Lay is a much-published New Zealand author of non- fiction books. He has also published three novels based on the life and adventures of Captain Cook. New Holland recently published his titles A Travel Guide to Capt Cook's NZ and Australia. He has travelled extensively in the South Pacific and many of his non- fiction books explore the people and cultures of the region. He has been a finalist in the travel writer of the year award three times and his Globetrotters' Guide to New Zealand is now in its seventh edition.

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