Voyages That Changed the World by Peter Aughton

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Voyages that Changed the World tells, chronologically, the stories of the most momentous sea voyages in history and, in doing so, provides an intriguing look at the unveiling of our world. Each chapter describes the background to a remarkable voyage or series of voyages, the events and personalities of the journey, and the historical consequences. Liberally illustrated, the story behind each voyage is accompanied by maps of the routes, and illustrations and photographs of adventurers, explorers, seafarers and their vessels.
 

About Peter Aughton

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Peter Aughton is the author of the hugely successful popular history titles Endeavour The Story of Captain Cook's First Great Epic Voyage, Resolution, Newton's Apple and The Transit of Venus. Formerly a computer engineer in the aerospace industry, where he worked on the world's first supersonic airliner, he went on to lecture at the University of the West of England for 25 years. He now lives in Leeds with his family.
 
Published January 1, 2007 by Quercus. 208 pages
Genres: History, War, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Travel.