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In search of Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daisuke Takahashi
Publisher: New York : Cooper Square Press ; [Lanham, Md.] : Distributed by National Book Network, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Cooper Square Press edView all editions and formats
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"This book seeks to discover the actual man and adventures behind the remarkable life of Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk (1676-1721), the "real-life Robinson Crusoe" who inspired Daniel Defoe's classic novel of a castaway's ordeal and survival." "Daisuke Takahashi, a world traveler and Elected Fellow of both the Explorers Club in New York and the Royal Geographical Society in London, spent seven years searching  Read more...
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Takahashi, Daisuke, 1966-
In search of Robinson Crusoe.
New York : Cooper Square Press ; [Lanham, Md.] : Distributed by National Book Network, 2002
(OCoLC)653027637
Named Person: Alexander Selkirk; Daniel Defoe; Daisuke Takahashi; Alexander Selkirk; Daisuke Takahashi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daisuke Takahashi
ISBN: 0815412002 9780815412007
OCLC Number: 49421576
Notes: "A Japanese edition without the postscript and eighth chapter and with fifteen fewer photographs was published by Shinchosha in Tokyo in 1999"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 229 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 On the Trail of a Three-Hundred-Year-Old Miracle 1 --
2 Selkirk's Early Days 17 --
3 Robinson Crusoe Island 43 --
4 The Search 65 --
5 The Lost Four Years and Four Months 101 --
6 Vanished at Sea 129 --
7 The Legend 161 --
8 Discovery 179 --
9 Did the Two Men Ever Really Meet? 205.
Other Titles: Robinson Kurūsō o sagashite.
Responsibility: Daisuke Takahashi ; English translation by Juliet Winters Carpenter.

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In In Search of Robinson Crusoe, Japanese explorer Daisuke Takahashi researches the life of Alexander Selkirk, who lived for over four years on one of the Juan Fernandez islands 700 kilometers off  Read more...

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