Published by the National Martime Museum of London in association with Campbell Publishing, Sydney. Over the centuries, many men have set out from Britain’s shores to fight, trade or explore. Three in particular are known the world over – Francis Drake, Lord Nelson and Captain James Cook. Few people have inspired such interest and admiration as Cook, whose courage and navigational  genius determined the course of history in the Pacific region. This book covers the man, his seamanship and the life he literally gave for the British Empire. Full of colour prints, reproductions, maps and photographs.