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Endeavour Peter Aughton

Endeavour By Peter Aughton

Endeavour by Peter Aughton


$36.99
Condition - Very Good
8 in stock

Summary

This volume reveals the story of one of the greatest journeys of exploration and discovery ever undertaken.

Endeavour Summary

Endeavour: The Story of Captain Cook's First Great Epic Voyage by Peter Aughton

This beautifully illustrated book gives a vivid account of life on board the ENDEAVOUR and its epic journey into the unknown between 1768 and 1771. Captain James Cook's voyage resulted in the mapping of New Zealand and the east coast of Australia. According to the British government - who wished to deceive the world as to its true purpose - it was merely a scientific expedition to observe the transit of the planet Venus across the Sun, a measurement that could help establish the scale of the universe itself. The real purpose was to find Terra Australis. Peter Aughton's narrative brings to life the main characters. The reader feels as if he is with Cook, Joseph Banks and his sailors as their ship encounters storm, tempest and the delights of South Sea Islands.

Endeavour Reviews

ENDEAVOUR has received a brilliant full-page illustrated review in the BIRMINGHAM POST: 'Aughton's fascinating account of Cook's epic journey ... is beautifully illustrated and superbly laid out, a classic example of a brilliantlydesigned historical narrative.' Ross Reyburn BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE are doing a cover story tie-in with the BBC 2 programme 'The Ship' about Endeavour. Peter Aughton is to write a 2000 word article about life on Endeavour for the Sep

About Peter Aughton

Peter Aughton lectures at the University of the West of England and in the 1970s he worked on the Concorde supersonic airliner. He is a Member of the British Computer Society and an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. He is married with two children.

Table of Contents

1. Preparations; 2. Crossing the Line; 3. Cape Horn; 4. Transit of Venus; 5. South Sea Paradise; 6. New Zealand; 7. The South Island; 8. Australia; 9. Tribulations; 10. Homeward Bound; Appendices; 1. Measuring the Earth; 2. The Astronomical Unit; 3. Stellar Distances; 4. Galactic Distances; 5. The Edge of the Universe; Notes on Sources; Index

Additional information

GOR001493386
9780304362363
0304362360
Endeavour: The Story of Captain Cook's First Great Epic Voyage by Peter Aughton
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
20020613
256
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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