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Captain James Cook - Rob Mundle

Paperback Published: 21st November 2016
ISBN: 9780733335433
Number Of Pages: 432

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Captain James Cook is one of the greatest maritime explorers in world history. Over three remarkable voyages of discovery into the Pacific in the latter part of the eighteenth century, Cook unravelled the oldest mystery surrounding the existence of Terra Australis Incognita - the Great South Land. He became the first explorer to circumnavigate New Zealand and establish that it was two main islands; discover the Hawaiian Islands for the British Empire; and left an enduring legacy.

Rob Mundle introduces us to an unlikely sailor in a teenage Cook, who, through the combination of hard-won skills as a seafarer, the talents of a self-taught navigator and surveyor, and an exceptional ability to lead and care for his men, climbed the ranks of the Royal Navy to acheive legendary status among all who sailed and mapped the world.

About the Author

Rob Mundle O.A.M. is a bestselling author, journalist and competitive sailor whose family heritage is with the sea, dating back to his great-great-grandfather, who was the master of square-riggers. Rob has spent a lifetime combining his passions for sailing and writing. He has written thirteen books - including the international bestseller Fatal Storm - reported on more than forty Sydney-to-Hobart yacht races (and competed in three), and covered seven America's Cups, four Olympics and numerous international events.

ISBN: 9780733335433
ISBN-10: 0733335438
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 21st November 2016
Publisher: ABC Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.39

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Rob Mundle

About the Author


Rob Mundle established his international identity as an author in 1999 with his gripping factual account of one of the world's most dramatic sporting tragedies, the 54th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. His book, Fatal Storm, became an international bestseller. It is published in six languages and has sold well over 200,000 copies - a remarkable achievement for this category in publishing.

Also, five of his most recent books dealing with Australian maritime history - Bligh: Master Mariner, Flinders, The Man Who Mapped Australia, Cook: from Sailor to Legend, The First Fleet and Great South Land achieved No. 1 bestselling status across Australia within a few weeks of being released.

Rob has recently published his 16th book, Under Full Sail. It tells the story the era of the majestic clipper ships, their impact on the gold rushes in Australia and America, and the role they played in transforming Australia from a convict outpost to a nation. More than one million Australians can trace their heritage to these migrant ships of the mid to late 19th century.

Rob Mundle was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2013 for his services to Sailing and Journalism.

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