Penguin Books Australia, 2008, Softcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, First
First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 420 pages. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . In 1769, two ships set out in search of a missing continent: a French merchant ship (the St Jean-Baptiste) commanded by Jean de Surville, and a small British naval vessel (the Endeavour) commanded by James Cook. That Christmas, in New Zealand waters, the two captains were almost within sight of each other, though neither knew of the other's existence. This is the story of the rival ships and the men who sailed in them - their daily lives and thoughts, and the hardships (scurvy, storms, loneliness) and pleasures (discovery, trade, women) they experienced. Their voyages changed the history of Australia and New Zealand. 'A master storyteller's account of the way fantasy and rumour have driven science and exploration' Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Australian History; Australia; 18th century; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780670073160. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5576.