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A Pirate of Exquisite Mind

Explorer, Naturalist, and Buccaneer: The Life of William Dampier

A Pirate of Exquisite Mind( )
Author: Preston, Diana
Preston, Michael
ISBN:978-0-385-60706-3
Publication Date:Apr 2004
Publisher:Transworld Publishers Limited
Imprint:Doubleday UK
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $37.95
Book Description:

William Dampier, (1651 -1715), was an English adventurer and pirate who preyed on ships on the Spanish Main. Poor and ill-educated and determined to make his fortune, he nonetheless had a passion for exploration and scientific research. Among many extraordinary achievements Dampier mapped the winds and the currents of the world's oceans for the first time; he led the first recorded party of Englishmen to set foot on Australia - 80 years before Cook; he was an enthusiastic naturalist...
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