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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe (Hardcover)

Author:  Glynis Ridley
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0307463524
ISBN-13: 9780307463524
Sku: 215290718
Publish Date: 12/28/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  288
Age Range:  NA
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In a deeply researched and engagingly written narrative of science, adventure, love, and an unprecedented voyage of discovery, Ridley reveals the true story of Jeanne Baret, the first woman to circumnavigate the globe.
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Documents the pioneering round-the-world journey of the woman adventurer, tracing how she disguised herself as a boy to accompany her lover, botanist Philibert Commerson, on his 18th-century voyage before her true gender was exposed. By the award-winning author of Clara's Grand Tour.
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