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Aughton, Peter 1940-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 104 publications in 3 languages and 2,341 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Creator
Classifications: VK15, 910.45
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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 )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Resolution : the story of Captain Cook's second voyage of discovery by Peter Aughton ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The transit of Venus : the brief, brilliant life of Jeremiah Horrocks, father of British astronomy by Peter Aughton ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voyages that changed the world by Peter Aughton ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fatal voyage : Captain Cook's last great journey by Peter Aughton ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 220 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."--BOOK JACKET
Newton's apple : Isaac Newton and the English scientific Renaissance by Peter Aughton ( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of astronomy : from Babylonian stargazers to the search for the Big Bang by Peter Aughton ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides the history of astronomy
Liverpool : a people's history by Peter Aughton ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 102 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 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of astronomy by Peter Aughton ( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the ancient origins of astronomy to the Copernican revolution, and from Galileo to Hawking's research into black holes, The Story of Astronomy charts the discoveries of some of the greatest minds in human history, and their attempts to unveil the secrets of the stars. Peter Aughton's trademark narrative style is to the fore, demystifying some of the biggest breakthroughs in the history of science, and packed full of fascinating nuggets such as why we have 60 minutes in an hour, how the Romans bodged the invention of the leap year and when people really discovered the Earth wasn't flat (a thousand years before Columbus). And explaining, in the most straightforward and compelling of ways what Newton, Einstein, Hubble and Hawking really achieved. Richly informative and readable, The Story of Astronomy is a fascinating journey through 3000 years of stargazing. Included are chapters on: The Origins of Astronomy; From Babylon to Ancient Greece; The Almagest; Persian Stargazing; Nicholas Copernicus; Tycho and Kepler; Galileo; Newton and The Clockwork Universe; William Herschel; Finding Longitude; Einstein; Hubble's Universe; The Microcosm and the Macrocosm; Beyond the Visible Spectrum; Black Holes and Quasars; Stephen Hawking; The Moment of Creation; The Future
Die Geschichte der Astronomie : von Kopernikus bis Stephen Hawking ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 29 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
Dem Wind ausgeliefert : James Cook und die abenteuerliche Suche nach Australien by Peter Aughton ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in German and held by 27 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 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Star sight : the story of astronomy by Peter Aughton ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 26 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 )
1 edition published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
North Meols and Southport : a history by Peter Aughton ( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English 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 11 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 10 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 Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A people's history by Peter Aughton ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (81)
German (6)
Chinese (1)
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