This title introduces readers to Captain Cook, the great explorer who mapped thousands of miles of uncharted territory. Cook’s life story is examined from his childhood to his marriage and his service in the Royal Navy. Early influences are covered including Cook’s development as an astronomer. Cook’s journeys on the Endeavor and Resolution are covered, including the search for the Terra Australis Incognita and the Northwest Passage. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.