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The mapmaker's wife : a true tale of love, murder, and survival in the Amazon

Author: Robert Whitaker
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Relates the eighteenth-century story of Jean Godin and his wife, Isabel, stranded at opposite ends of the Amazon River after Jean's epic exploration of South America, and describes Isabel's journey to reunite with her husband.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whitaker, Robert.
Mapmaker's wife.
New York : Basic Books, ©2004
(OCoLC)607189773
Online version:
Whitaker, Robert.
Mapmaker's wife.
New York : Basic Books, ©2004
(OCoLC)607728968
Named Person: Isabelle de Grandmaison Godin des Odonais; Jean Godin des Odonais; Isabelle de Grandmaison Godin des Odonais; Jean Godin des Odonais
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Whitaker
ISBN: 0738208086 9780738208084
OCLC Number: 53939230
Description: xiv, 352 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: A Sunday in 1769 --
Not quite round --
A daughter of Peru --
The mapmakers --
Voyage to Quito --
Measuring the baseline --
High-altitude science --
Death in the afternoon --
Marriage in Quito --
Down the Amazon --
A continent apart --
Lost on the Bobonaza --
Into the jungle --
Deliverance --
Saint Amand.
Responsibility: Robert Whitaker.
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Relates the eighteenth-century story of Jean Godin and his wife, Isabel, stranded at opposite ends of the Amazon River after Jean's epic exploration of South America, and describes Isabel's journey to reunite with her husband.

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