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

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

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The discovery of Jeanne Baret : a story of science, the high seas, and the first woman to circumnavigate the globe
Title
The discovery of Jeanne Baret
Title remainder
a story of science, the high seas, and the first woman to circumnavigate the globe
Statement of responsibility
Glynis Ridley
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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378073
Cataloging source
APLS
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Ridley, Glynis
Dewey number
910.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Baret, Jeanne
  • Commerson, Philibert
  • Bougainville, Louis-Antoine de
  • Explorers
  • Bougainvillea
  • Voyages around the world
  • Women explorers
  • Botanists
  • Women botanists
Target audience
adult
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a story of science, the high seas, and the first woman to circumnavigate the globe
Label
The discovery of Jeanne Baret : a story of science, the high seas, and the first woman to circumnavigate the globe, Glynis Ridley
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Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Crown Publishers, 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-271) and index
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 botanising on Madagascar -- "A monument more durable than a pyramid" : journey's end
Control code
000046581772
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 288 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780732292850
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)698484006
Label
The discovery of Jeanne Baret : a story of science, the high seas, and the first woman to circumnavigate the globe, Glynis Ridley
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Crown Publishers, 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-271) and index
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 botanising on Madagascar -- "A monument more durable than a pyramid" : journey's end
Control code
000046581772
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 288 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780732292850
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)698484006

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