SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Endeavour
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

About the Author

Peter Moore is a writer, journalist and lecturer. He teaches creative writing at City University and the University of Oxford. His first book, Damn His Blood, reconstructed a rural murder in 1806. His second, The Weather Experiment, a Sunday Times bestseller, traced early efforts to forecast the weather. He lives in London.

Reviews

"Moore uses Endeavour as a window to the age of enlightenment. Like the period it recounts, this book has enormous energy, creativity and self-confidence. It's a feast of endless exotic dishes, all delivered with immense style" -- Gerard DeGroot * The Times Books of the Year *
"Beautifully constructed, his book is not just the history of a single vessel, but a window into the intellectual and political life of the age of enlightenment, from the thrill of botanical discovery to the horror of Cook's last moments on the beaches of Hawaii" -- Dominic Sandbrook * Sunday Times Books of the Year *
"A dazzling combination of science and adventure, lyrically evocative descriptions of lush tropical landscapes and salt-stung seascapes, and a portrait of an age...an absolute joy from start to finish, and surely my history book of the year" -- Christopher Hart * Sunday Times *
"Fascinating and richly detailed... Peter Moore has brought us an acute insight into the ship that carried some of the most successful explorers across the world. A fine book that's definitely worth exploring" -- Michael Palin
"Endeavour is an extraordinary book about an unlikely ship that defined an age... Like the age it recounts, it is a book of energy, creativity and self-confidence" -- Gerard DeGroot * The Times, **Books of the Year** *
"Pays brilliant tribute to what was arguably the most significant ship in the history of British exploration" -- Nick Rennison * Daily Mail *
"Bold and imaginative... the same brave wind that filled Endeavour's sails blows through this book and it is hard to resist" -- David Crane * Spectator *
"Moore's richly detailed book is an engrossing love letter to a work, an attitude and a ship: it is an endeavour that honours Endeavour, without denying the death and destruction that followed in her wake" -- Ruth Scurr * Guardian *
"Moore's approach is lavishly digressive... A rollicking yarn" -- Lewis Jones * Sunday Telegraph *
"Endeavour was more than merely the first English vessel to reach New Zealand and Australia's east coast. She was also a floating laboratory, a vast seed-bank and an international observatory...the spirit of Enlightenment under sail" * The Economist *
"Peter Moore's elegant and entertaining new book offers us a fascinating biography of the Endeavour, using it as a window onto the broader world of the mid-18th-century English Enlightenment...a deeply satisfying book. It represents an intelligent, diverse, fresh and challenging approach to writing the history of exploration" * Literary Review *
"What a truly remarkable book this is...entirely fresh and original...shows how this stalwart, unpretentious, little coal bark came to embody the Age of Exploration, of Enlightenment, of Empire, and of Revolution" -- Professor Iain McCalman, author of Darwin's Armada and The Reef: A Passionate History, from Captain Cook to Climate Change
"[An] extraordinary story... [and] a fascinating period of history" -- Chris Burns * Yorkshire Post *
"Endeavour's... story... [will] rarely be more engagingly recorded than here" -- Harry Mead * Northern Echo *
"Engrossing detail... written in an engaging literary style... [a] fine book" -- Glyn Williams * Times Literary Supplement *

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top