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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret

A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe

The Discovery of Jeanne Baret( )
Author: Ridley, Glynis
ISBN:978-0-7304-9312-9
Publication Date:Feb 2011
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers Australia
Imprint:Fourth Estate
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:AUD $23.99
Book Description:

In a deeply researched and engagingly written narrative of science, adventure, love, and an unprecedented voyage of discovery, Glynis Ridley reveals the true story of Jeanne Baret and her pioneering journey. Confronted with the dreary lot of an 18th century woman, Baret eschewed a life of servitude to follow her lover and eminent botanist Philibert Commerson on a naturalistic expedition. In 1766, Baret disguised herself as a teenage boy to gain a place on the first French ship to sail...
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