"Endeavour": The Story of Captain Cook's First Great Epic Voyage (Voyages)

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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.

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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.

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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

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Aughton, Peter
Editorial: Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrate (2002)
ISBN 10: 0304362360 ISBN 13: 9780304362363
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 2
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Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
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Descripción Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrate, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110304362360

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