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Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage, Edited by James K. Barnett & David L. Nicandri - Washington State Historical Society

Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage, Edited by James K. Barnett & David L. Nicandri

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Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage, Edited by James K. Barnett & David L. Nicandri

"Captain James Cook is justly famous for his explorations of the southern Pacific Ocean, but his contributions to the exploration of the north Pacific and the Arctic are, argueabley, equally significant.  On his third and final great voyage, Cook surveyed the northwest coast of North America in the hopes of finding the legendary Northwest Passage.  While dreams of a passage proved illusory, Cook's journey produced some of the finest charts, collections, and anthropological observations of his career, helped establish British relations with Russia, and opened the door to the hugely influential maritime fur trade."

This copy was a display copy and is not sealed.