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Endeavour Peter Aughton

Endeavour By Peter Aughton

Endeavour by Peter Aughton


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Summary

This volume provides a depiction of life on board the Endeavour during Captain Cook's great voyage.

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 about 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 the South Sea Islands.

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.

Additional information

GOR002988490
9780753817322
0753817322
Endeavour: The Story Of Captain Cook's First Great Epic Voyage by Peter Aughton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2003-07-03
320
N/A
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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