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Endeavour

The Story of Captain Cook’s First Great Epic Voyage by Peter Aughton in Mint Condition

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Product Description

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.

Additional Information

Weight 1100 g
Dimensions 19.5 × 25.0 × 2.3 cm
Author

Peter Aughton

Format

Hardcover

Pages

255

ISBN-13

978 0304362 36 3

Publisher

Cassell

Language

English

Published

2002

Edition

1st