Peter Aughton is a visiting lecturer at the University of the West of England and is the author of several acclaimed books, including Newton's Apple, The Transit of Venus and two other books on Captain Cook, Endeavour and Resolution.
"Chapter by chapter Peter Aughton gives us new insights into this epic voyage...a masterpiece of interpretation. - David Bellamy This is a remarkable tale of human ingenuity and tenacity, the 18th century equivalent of lunar exploration. Aughton is a passionate advocate but never a sentimentalist. First-rate. - The Yorkshire Post"