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  • Author:
    Peter Aughton
  • ISBN:
    1847240046
  • ISBN13:
    978-1847240040
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  • Publisher:
    Quercus Publishing (June 7, 2007)
  • Pages:
    208 pages
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    Writing Research & Publishing Guides
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Peter Aughton did a great job in picking out voyages that had both an impact to world history and that make interesting and exciting stories to read. I found each one to be enlightening and had me wanting to find individual books that would go into greater detail. He was able to come up with interesting yet important facts that I was unaware of. I would recommend this to anyone.

Book has only the tiniest hint of shelf wear and appears un-read

Book has only the tiniest hint of shelf wear and appears un-read. 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.

Peter Aughton is the author of the hugely popular history titles Endeavour: The Story of Captain Cook's First Great Epic Voyage, Resolution, Newton's Apple, The Transit of Venus and Voyages that Changed the World

Peter Aughton is the author of the hugely popular history titles Endeavour: The Story of Captain Cook's First Great Epic Voyage, Resolution, Newton's Apple, The Transit of Venus and Voyages that Changed the World. 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.

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Peter Aughton is the author of the hugely popular history titles Endeavour: The Story of Captain Cook’s First Great Epic Voyage, Resolution, Newton’s Apple, The Transit of Venus and Voyages that Changed the World (Quercus). 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.

Which books have had the biggest effect on human history will always be a hotly contested question. From fiction and history, to science and religion, the following works have left their mark on the world and stood the test of time. The New York Public Library compiled a list of the 25 books that its librarians claim have had the biggest effect on the course of history. These books continue to be checked out frequently by patrons of the New York Public Library, the second largest library system in the .

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.

Nightscar
This book seems to be written for young adults, although it is not marketed as such. The tone is more casual than scholarly. This isn't the reason for the low review.

The book is filled with inconsistencies from chapter to chapter. The author goes to great lengths to credit many different voyagers with the "discovery" of the Americas, but lapses into long-since debunked theories that Columbus was the first European to discover the new world.

The author has chapters on a Welsh colony in Alabama, Norse settlements in Canada, and an Irish monk reaching the Bahamas, but later in the book states that the naming of the American continent (s) after Vespucci was "a great injustice to men like Columbus and Cabot who were the true discoverers of the new land." (68)

I have no idea what the thesis of this book is. The author paints interesting stories but always hedges his bets when making claims, which I suppose is understandable considering he provides very few sources and no bibliography.

Pass on this book and get one from a scholarly press.
ℓo√ﻉ
Peter Aughton did a great job in picking out voyages that had both an impact to world history and that make interesting and exciting stories to read. I found each one to be enlightening and had me wanting to find individual books that would go into greater detail. He was able to come up with interesting yet important facts that I was unaware of. I would recommend this to anyone.
Anazan
I picked this up on remainder and finally stopped reading it when the errors became absurd. This seems to have been assembled from children's essays of several decades ago. The text is disjointed and contains many blatant errors. To list a couple: Page 74 refers to "the isle of Guam in the Philippines..." misplacing it by over 1200 miles; Page 105 has the subtitle "The Pilgrim Fathers establish North America's first successful colony", omitting Jamestown, the Spanish colonies in Florida and Mexico, and the French outposts in Canada. Please keep this away from your children.
Captain America
I am amazed at how quickly this book arrived. It came way before they said it would be here. And it was in excellent condition.