Captain Cook´s Journals provide his vivid first-hand account of three extraordinary expeditions between 1768 and 1779. These charted the entire coast of New ZeaLand and the east coast of Australia and brought back detailed descriptions of Tahiti, Tonga, and a host of previously unknown islands in the Pacific including the Hawaiian Islands. The journals amply reveal the determination, courage, and skill that enabled Cook to wrestle with the continuous dangers of uncharted seas and the problems of achieving a relationship with the peoples whose unannounced guest he became. This edition, abridged from the definitive four-volume Hakluyt Society edition, makes Cook´s inimitable personal account of his years of voyaging widely accessible for the first time and includes an Introduction to each voyage, a Glossary of unusual words, indexes of people and places, and a Postscript assessing the controversy surrounding Cook´s death. The writings of a first-rate scientist and daring adventurer, and a major inspiration for Elizabeth Gilbert´s bestselling novel The Signature of All Things John Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle to the Arctic Sea, Cook charted Australia and the whole coast of New Zealand, and brought back detailed descriptions of the natural history of the Pacific. Accounts based on Cook´s journals were issued at the time, but it was not until this century that the original journals were published in Beaglehole´s definitive edition. His journals tell the story of these voyages as Cook wanted it to be told, radiating the ambition, courage and skill which enabled him to carry out an unrivalled series of expeditions in dangerous waters. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
In November 1910, the vessel Terra Nova left New Zealand carrying an international team of explorers led by Robert Falcon Scott, an Englishman determined to be the first man to reach the South Pole. Scott kept a detailed journal of his adventures until March 29, 1912, when he and the few remaining members of his team met their ends in a brutal blizzard. The daily progress of the expedition toward the pole is recorded in an immensely vivid and personal narrative, depicting the beauty of the Antarctic tundra, the harsh living conditions, and Scott´s own desperation to beat rival explorers to the pole. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Sutherland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000519/bk_blak_000519_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Warren Phillips was 11 years old, his father took him on a guided tour of the New York Daily News, where he got his first look at the frenzied yet surprisingly ordered and controlled world of newspaper publishing. He saw everything from the industrial printing presses churning out newspapers at astonishing speeds to reporters hunched over their typewriters, writing the very stories those presses would be producing within hours - or even minutes. Phillips was hooked. He knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life. Newspaperman tells the story of how an immigrant´s shy son from Queens, New York, rose to the top of his industry, powered by little more than passion, brains, and hard work. Phillips began his career working as a copyboy for the New York Herald Tribune for 16 dollars a week... and ended it as publisher of The Wall Street Journal and CEO of its parent corporation, Dow Jones & Company. The life story of Warren Phillips is the story of the American newspaper business. Here, the details of his vast experience come together to create a broad picture of the industry, revealing how news is discovered, reported, edited, published, and disseminated. Sharing vivid tales of working as a reporter around the world and describing the many colorful characters he met along the way, Phillips provides a level of insight that only a leading figure in newspapering could offer. Newspaperman gives you an up-close look at one of the most influential people in the history of The Wall Street Journal and an unprecedented view of the business, from its rapid modernization during the post-World War II, cold war era to the early years of digital publishing and the rise of the Internet, which may mark the decline of the printed page forever. Phillips´s entertaining, penetrating, and impressively detailed account is a must-listen for both devotees of America´s most iconic business publication and anyone with an i 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. J. Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003385/bk_adbl_003385_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before we get into the Revelation of what was...we must travel back to the Genesis of how he became... - EmmanuelEnter the intricate world of An Honest Evil, new fiction from author, Viktor Salazar.Salazar delves into the life of a man named Emmanuel, a Deacon - taking us on a supernatural journey that chronicles a detailed look from Emmanuel´s first supernatural encounters to ones discovered intuitively by a birth rite ´´gift´´.He also takes us to places rich in history - from a mysterious coastal town to landscapes from a perspective few have written about before now, and into the sacred places built for men of God that few may see, feel, or experience - all while being hunted by an evil that connects him to a family´s dark secret and a moment of truth this evil will force him to face, and choose between.´´To Whom much is given, Much is required...´´ - Luke 12:48 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Alan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100580/bk_acx0_100580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1860 William Brewer, a young Yale-educated teacher of the natural sciences and a recent widower, eagerly accepted an offer from Josiah Whitney to assist in the first geological survey of the state of California. Brewer was not a geologist, but his training in agriculture and botany made him an invaluable member of the team. He traveled more than 14,000 miles in the four years he spent in California and spent much of his leisure time writing lively, detailed letters to his brother back East. These warmly affectionate letters, presented here in their entirety, describe the new state in all its spectacular beauty and paint a vivid picture of California in the mid-19th century. This fourth edition includes a new foreword by William Bright (1500 California Place Names). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Stechschulte. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004963/bk_adbl_004963_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Diary of Samuel Pepys is perhaps the most well known collection of reminiscences. He maintained it, in secrecy, from 1660, the year of the Restoration, until 1669 when fear of blindness prevented his daily labours. Though it covers less than a decade, it offers a lively and detailed insight into a period and a personality, for he noted events in both public and private life. Famous passages include descriptions of The Plague and the Great Fire of London. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Maloney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000261/bk_naxo_000261_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For 15 years, Eleanor Roosevelt and her handsome doctor, David Gurewitsch, were friends, traveling, entertaining, and eventually buying a townhouse together in Manhattan. Their friendship has always intrigued historians, but not much is known about it. David kept detailed journals and took thousands of photos, but he never publicly discussed their time together. For the first time, Edna Gurewitsch, David´s wife, is opening up and revealing their story, and hers, after she married into their complicated relationship. Edna also gives a fresh, insider´s look at Mrs. Roosevelt as she continued to influence world events, and the book is filled with passionate letters from Mrs. Roosevelt. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernadette Dunne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000766/bk_blak_000766_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.