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Aughton, Peter 1940-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 133 publications in 6 languages and 2,261 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Creator
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Most widely held works by Peter Aughton
Endeavour : the story of Captain Cook's first great epic voyage by Peter Aughton( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and German and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain James Cook's voyage in the "Endeavour" which resulted in the mapping of New Zealand and the east coast of Australia, was an epic voyage into the unknown. This book tells a story of human emotion, hardship and triumphant endeavour, and includes many aspects of the sciences and humanities
Resolution : the story of Captain Cook's second voyage of discovery by Peter Aughton( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On 13 July 1772, a year and a day after James Cook had returned to England having claimed Australia and New Zealand for the British crown, he set sail again on another voyage to the Pacific with two ships, the Resolution and the Adventure, to complete his search for lands in the southern hemisphere. This three-year venture still remains the greatest exploratory voyage ever undertaken in the far southern waters of the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic oceans. No other sailing ship has ever been further south through the ice." "This was an epic voyage. The Pacific Ocean, covering more than a quarter of the earth's surface, still had great lonely expanses where no ship had ever sailed. Numerous small islands had been spotted over the previous 250 years but nearly all had been sightings and not landings; even of the landings many were unvisited since their first discovery. Fresh food and water supplies were always a problem - and scurvy always a worry, in spite of the eighty barrels of sauerkraut they took with them. They also took invaluable instruments supplied by the Board of Longitude, not least a copy of Harrison's fourth marine chronometer."--BOOK JACKET
The transit of Venus : the brief, brilliant life of Jeremiah Horrocks, father of British astronomy by Peter Aughton( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In June 2012 people in the USA will be able to witness the image of Venus crossing the face of the Sun, and the event will not occur again for more than a century. In Lancashire in 1639 Jeremiah Horrocks - to many the father of British astronomy - was the first to predict and see the transit of Venus, and helped transform our understanding of the solar system. He died young, but his legacy is remarkable. ..."--Back cover
The story of astronomy : from Babylonian stargazers to the search for the Big Bang by Peter Aughton( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides the history of astronomy
Voyages that changed the world by Peter Aughton( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For all of the seafarers and explorers in this book their exploits would bring immortality for the parts they played in the voyages that changed the world
The fatal voyage : Captain Cook's last great journey by Peter Aughton( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is no longer possible to cross the Pacific Ocean without encountering the ghost of Captain Cook and his voyages are the stuff of maritime legend. The Fatal Voyage is the story of his final epic journey when he led an expedition to search for the elusive North West Passage. He set sail from England in July 1776 but was never to return. He was killed in a bloody encounter at Kealakekua Bay in Hawaii in 1779. Peter Aughton uses the letters, log records, and diaries of the participants to give an accurate account of Captain Cook's last days at sea and sums up what his extraordinary life meant for the world."--Jacket
Newton's apple : Isaac Newton and the English scientific Renaissance by Peter Aughton( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liverpool : a people's history by Peter Aughton( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fatal voyage : the last great voyage of Captain James Cook by Peter Aughton( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Geschichte der Astronomie : von Kopernikus bis Stephen Hawking( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichte der Astronomie - von den Anfängen bei den frühesten Völkern bis heute - reich bebildert; mit Zusatzinformationen zu Einzelthemen und zu bedeutenden Persönlichkeiten in diesem Bereich
North Meols and Southport : a history by Peter Aughton( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bristol : a people's history by Peter Aughton( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star sight : the story of astronomy by Peter Aughton( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fa xian Aozhou : Kuke chuan zhang he ta de di yi ci hua shi dai hang xing by Peter Aughton( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great voyages by Peter Aughton( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol : the church and its people by Peter Aughton( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A people's history by Peter Aughton( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer simulation of the tipping action of large tipper lorries by Peter Aughton( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cook kapitány by Peter Aughton( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Hungarian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mounatins are Floating by Peter Aughton( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mountain are Floating recounts the events before and during a trek within the Mount Everest region of the Himalayas. It is a story about an everyday person not letting an ambition slip away. It is a story of mental and physical fitness that was tested under occasionally trying circumstances. It also illustrates how positive team spirit can help through difficult times and ultimately contribute towards extremes of enjoyment and personal satisfaction. It is a real story containing observations, tips and impressions of what such a trek at altitude can entail. Above all else though, its a stor
 
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Resolution : the story of Captain Cook's second voyage of discoveryThe transit of Venus : the brief, brilliant life of Jeremiah Horrocks, father of British astronomyThe story of astronomy : from Babylonian stargazers to the search for the Big BangVoyages that changed the worldThe fatal voyage : Captain Cook's last great journeyNewton's apple : Isaac Newton and the English scientific RenaissanceLiverpool : a people's historyThe fatal voyage : the last great voyage of Captain James Cook