Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World (DOWNLOAD)
Biography of Cook s Endeavour
from the oak that Thomas Fishburn used to build her at Whitby as a collier the oak that Thomas Fishburn used to build her at Whitby as a collier Earl of Pembroke to Cook s first voyage and her time in the Falklands as Endeavour and as Lord Sandwich 2 in the American War of Independence at New York and Newport Harbour Rhode Island
WHERE SHE WAS DELIBERATELY SUNK AND WHERE SHE STILL she was deliberately sunk and where she still Moore placed the drama of Endeavour in the context of the Enlightenment and also of the contemporary significance This is a splendid book which is readable and academic it deserves to stand to Beaglehole s The Life of Captain James Cook Endeavour still has a place in many people s hearts today HMB Endeavour was the ship in which Lieutenant James Cook undertook his first voyage of discovery "BETWEEN 1768 AND 1771 WHILE THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF "1768 and 1771 While the primary purpose of mission was to observe the Transit of Venus from Tahiti her secondary mission to search for the elusive southern continent led to the charting of New Zealand and the eastern coast of AustraliaIn this book Mr Moore writes about the different lives and voyages of the Endeavour and her place in history She was built in Whitby first named the Earl of Pembroke and was worked as a collier until purchased by the Royal Navy in 1768 Once afloat in 1764 she lived three distinct lives under three distinct names in three theatres of history The story of the Endeavour is also the story of 18th century exploration by Britain of scientific advances as well as of exploitation and imperialismWhile I knew that the Endeavour was built in Whitby and had been a collier I knew nothing about what happened to her after 1771 I ve been on the replica of the HMB Endeavour in Sydney and marvelled at how such a small vessel could have carried the men and supplies necessary for the voyage and then transport than 30000 botanical specimens back to EnglandBut the real story Mr Moore writes starts in Restoration England when the two hundred or so oak trees reuired to build the ship started growing I like the idea of a connection between the time when the Royal Society was created in 1660 and the Endeavour sailing in what is known as The Age of Enlightenment I was interested to learn that the Endeavour then called the Lord Sandwich was one of about 350 ships assembled off Staten Island before the Battle of Brooklyn during the American Revolution in August 1776 In 1778 she came to an end sank by the British at Newport to try to obstruct the French fleet which had arrived to help the revolutionariesI found this book fascinating The history of the Endeavour held my attention but what made the book even interesting for me was the way in which Mr Moore wrote about the period in which she sailed I learned about the building of ships at Whitby about some of the great projects undertaken during the second half of the 18th century and about observations around the Transit of Venus History often conceals facts Sometimes however through a long lens it is possible to discern things that were entirely hidden to those closest to the scene Note My thanks to NetGalley and Farrar Straus and Giroux for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book for review purposesJennifer Cameron Smith. Rol of New York in 1776 she witnessed the bloody birth of the republic As well as carrying botanists a Polynesian priest and the remains of the first kangaroo to arrive in Britain she transported Newcastle coal and Hessian soldiers NASA ultimately named a space shuttle in her honor But to others she would be a toxic symbol of imperialism Through careful research Moore tells the story of one of history’s most important sailing ships and in turn shines new light on the ambition and conseuences of the Age of Enlightenment.
Read & download Á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ù Peter MooreA really first rate story that had me engrossed from start to finish Peter Moore does a superb ob of telling the Endeavour s story against the backdrop of revolutionary history in both the UK and the American colonies as well as the gripping tale of Cook s first circumnavigationHis description of Cook s voyage is central and the characters who travelled with him on the famous voyage are brought to life as are the adventures en routeCan a factual history book be a page turner Yes it can The opening chapters soulful evocations of the geography of Whitby and bygone technologies for constructing ships from oak mark this book out as something special Curiously the shipbuilding was echoed in the news as I was reading it as a source of timber suitably mature for rebuilding the roof of Notre Dame was discussed in the thoroughly 21st century form of a submerged preserved forest in Ghana to be harvested by robotsWestminster politics and the proceedings of naval and colonial battles are recounted where they re relevant to the narrative or a source of colour and background They re handled with skill so they never outstay their welcome Above all the voyage of Cook Banks and assorted other characters is a great adventure and page turner in itself It s kept to manageable brevity by skipping over for example detail of the voyage back
from Australia save the sobering facts of the body count who and what expertise and potential was lost toAustralia save the sobering facts of the body count who and what expertise and potential was lost to during the circumnavigationThe author s wrangling of sources always impressed me where his educated imagination is the only way to form an image that s made clear what other writers might state without uestion is relayed almost certainly by Moore I was fascinated by the exploration late in the book of changing perceptions historical study and commercial interest in Endeavour s voyage especially the view from Australia where labours of love have led to the publication of vast collections of evidencePiecing together fragments of evidence proves a near impossible task but reflections on modern day flickers of the spirit of endeavour and fitting uotations on the life and death of Captain Cook make for a satisfying conclusion Well written well researched and lively much the portrait of an age than a ship It covers everything from Whitby to Wilkes and the Endeavour was much than ust Cook s ship in his voyage to Tahiti
and New Zealand but was also part of the British response to the American Revolution So itNew Zealand but was also part of the British response to the American Revolution So it on colonialism and tries hard to give indiginenous accounts where these exist natural science political upheavalbut also the terrible scourge of scurvy and the losses os sailors overboard My favourite detail was the ship s goat which had circumnavigated the globe twice had a milk supply that never dried up and who was retired to a pasture with a laudatory poem by Dr Johnson A great piece of historical detection research and a fascinating read At times I forgot I was reading about a ship but the writer skillfully trims the sails to bring us back on course having colored in the background developments A superb way of portraying such changing times in history am packed with incident and insight en. An immense treasure trove of fact filled and highly readable fun” Simon Winchester The New York Times Book ReviewA Sunday Times UK Best Book of 2018 and Winner of the Mary Soames Award for HistoryAn unprecedented history of the storied ship that Darwin said helped add a hemisphere to the civilized worldThe Enlightenment was an age of endeavors with Britain consumed by the impulse for grand projects undertaken at speed Endeavour was also the name given to a collier bought by the Royal Navy in 1768 It was a commonplace Gagingly written and a good flowing read Highly enjoyable My wife bought me this book for my birthday She knew of my interest in the ship from the time that I crewed on it or at least on her replica so the book was an excellent choiceThe book is mostly about
the ship okay technically it was not aship Okay technically it was not a but a bark or was it a cat This it discussed in the book It does co Endeavour The Ship That Changed the World is the story behind the humble little ship that is best remembered as the ship that took Captain James Cook on his first major Das Soldatenleben Im Frieden journey of exploration A humble collier ship that carried coal with many lives and many names as Endeavour she circumnavigated the globe survived coral reefs and mapped New ZealandIn his book Peter Moore goes into carefully researched and detailed accounts of not only the building of Endeavour first called Earl of Pembroke but also the Age of Enlightenment in which it was built and how that affected many of her crew scientists and naturalists like Dr Solander and Joseph Banks students of Carl Linnaeus and Navy man James Cook himself While the bulk of the book is spent on Cook s voyage Moore also gives fascinating details behind Endeavour s final incarnation as the Earl of Sandwich bringing Hessian troops across the Atlantic and serving as a prison galley off of Newport during the American Revolution uotes from letters Navy lists andournal entries bring each of Endeavour s incarnations into vivid life and Moore s detailed accounts do a fantastic The Rent Law Of Bengal L P Act Viii 1869 B C job of making the reader feel as if they are a part of the crew sharing the triumphs and terrors along with the sailors Moore also does an excellentob of recognizing Endeavour as the symbol for so many of imperialism and conuest and he pulls no punches in acknowledging the death and destruction European explorers in general and Endeavour in particular
Brought To The Pacific Islands Australia Andto the Pacific Islands Australia and Zealand It did take me about a hundred pages to really get into Endeavour Moore begins his study of the ship from acorn on including studies of the variety of oaks in England and which ones were considered best for ship building the history of the little town of Whitby where Endeavour was first built the lives of the men behind her design and construction and even the Enlightenment era "Thinking Behind The Term Endeavour "behind the term endeavour All of which was very interesting in small doses but Moore reached virtually James Michener level details from beginning on for each of these subjects Once things got going and Endeavour was out to sea the book picked up pace Full of interesting facts on the science philosophy politics and maritime history of the age Endeavour The Ship That Changed the World is an excellent read for history lovers those interested in exploration and maritime historyI received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Very well researched and beautifully written this was a pleasure to read from start to finish The spirit of adventure and the thirst for knowledge in the Age of Enlightenment is a pointer to a positive and active attitude to life Far too unfocusedtried too hard Peter Moore has produced a wondrous detailed coherent. Oal carrying vessel that no one could have guessed would go on to become the most significant ship in the chronicle of British exploration The first history of its kind Peter Moore’s Endeavour The Ship That Changed the World is a revealing and comprehensive account of the storied ship’s role in shaping the Western world Endeavour famously carried James Cook on his first major voyage charting for the first time New Zealand and the eastern coast of Australia Yet it was a ship with many lives During the battles for cont.