Endeavour: The Story Of Captain Cook's First Great Epic Voyage (Voyages Promotion)

Endeavour: The Story Of Captain Cook's First Great Epic Voyage (Voyages Promotion)

by PeterAughton (Author)

Synopsis

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.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Phoenix
Published: 03 Jul 2003

ISBN 10: 0753817322
ISBN 13: 9780753817322
Book Overview: Following on from the success of the Women in History promotion, the Voyages promotion includes: advertising special discount incentives presenter, poster and dumpbin special series-style jackets '(Aughton) is able to vivdly communicate the excitement of the enterprise which the ENDEAVOUR undertook' History Today 'A clear and enjoyable narrative... (Aughton) takes the reader along at a rattling pace' Times Literary Supplement

Author Bio
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.