"Resolution"

"Resolution" : The Story of Captain Cook's Second Voyage of Discovery

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A year and a day after James Cook arrived back on English soil having claimed Australia and New Zealand for the British crown, he set sail again on a three-year journey (1772-1775) that still remains the greatest exploratory voyage ever undertaken in the far Southern waters of the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. His was the first ship ever to cross the Antarctic Circle, and no sailing ship since has ventured further south through the ice. This is a colourful and exciting story of the crew and their life aboard the Resolution and the adventures that occurred whenever they landed on exotic islands and coasts such as Tahiti, Easter Island, the Tonga Islands and above all the snow, fog, treacherous ice and blizzards of Antarctica.show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 18mm | 243g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • col. Illustrations, maps, 1 col. port.
  • 0753820382
  • 9780753820384

About Peter Aughton

Peter Aughton lectures at the University of the West of England and in the 1970s he worked on the Concorde supersonic airliner. He is the author of the highly praised ENDEAVOUR: The Story of Captain Cook's First Great Epic Voyage and NEWTON'S APPLE: Isaac Newton and the English Scientific Renaissance. He is an expert on computers, mathematics and astronomy and is a gifted story teller.show more

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