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The discovery of Jeanne Baret : a story of science, the high seas, and the first woman to circumnavigate the globe

Author: Glynis Ridley
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Biography
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Jeanne Baret; Philibert Commerson; Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, comte; Jeanne Baret; Philibert Commerson; Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, comte
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glynis Ridley
ISBN: 9780307463524 0307463524
OCLC Number: 606763568
Description: x, 288 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "A list of medicinal plants" : the botanist and the herb woman --
"To Jeanne Baret, also known as Jeanne de Bonnefoy" : a changed identity in Paris --
"A masquerade of devils" : crossing the line --
"Placing me under arrest" : the Bougainvillea and the South Atlantic --
"His beast of burden" : on the shores of the Strait of Magellan --
"Venus showed herself" : Tahiti exposed --
"The location of hell" : Baret on New Ireland --
"The true promised land" : making a home on Mauritius and botanizing on Madagascar --
"A monument more durable than a pyramid" : journey's end.
Responsibility: Glynis Ridley.

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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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