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The Resource A pirate of exquisite mind : explorer, naturalist, and buccaneer : the life of William Dampier, Diana & Michael Preston

A pirate of exquisite mind : explorer, naturalist, and buccaneer : the life of William Dampier, Diana & Michael Preston

Label
A pirate of exquisite mind : explorer, naturalist, and buccaneer : the life of William Dampier
Title
A pirate of exquisite mind
Title remainder
explorer, naturalist, and buccaneer : the life of William Dampier
Statement of responsibility
Diana & Michael Preston
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At a time when surviving a voyage across the Pacific was cause for celebration, William Dampier journeyed three times around the world, sailing more than 200,000 miles in his lifetime and witnessing people, places, and phenomena no European had seen. As a young man he spent several years in the swashbuckling company of buccaneers in the Caribbean and Pacific, learning to survive in their bloodthirsty, uncertain world, before setting off on his first journey around the globe - a many-year odyssey, much of it spent in the theretofore mysterious Pacific and Southeast Asia. Later, his best-selling books about his experiences were a sensation; the vividness of his prose and accuracy of his descriptions put armchair readers in the midst of unknown worlds and introduced many words into the English language, including barbecue, chopsticks, and kumquat. Over time, Dampier's observations and insights influenced generations of scientists, explorers, and writers." "Dampier's powers of observation were astonishing. He was the first to deduce that winds cause currents and the first to produce wind maps across the world, surpassing even the work of Edmund Halley. His insights on land were equally astute: For example, he introduced the concept of the "sub-species" that Darwin later built into his theory of evolution, and his description of the breadfruit was the impetus for Captain Bligh's voyage on the Bounty. Dampier reached Australia eighty years before Cook, and he later led the first formal expedition of science and discovery back to Australia. So influential was Dampier that today he has more than one thousand entries in the Oxford English Dictionary."--Jacket
Summary
A biography of William Dampler, the English explorer and naturalist who journeyed three times around the world, sailing more than 200,000 miles in his lifetime
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
159987
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
910/.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G246.D17
LC item number
P74 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
explorer, naturalist, and buccaneer : the life of William Dampier
Label
A pirate of exquisite mind : explorer, naturalist, and buccaneer : the life of William Dampier, Diana & Michael Preston
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=530087
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-354) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • The Bachelor's Delight
  • The Enchanted Islands
  • "We Ran for It"
  • The Traveler
  • "You Would Have Poisoned Them"
  • "As White as Milk and as Soft as Cream"
  • "This Mad Crew"
  • "New-Gotten Liberty"
  • "Our Little Ark"
  • Gut Rot and Gunpowder
  • The Adventurer
  • The Painted Prince
  • The Celebrity
  • The Rover's Return
  • "Good Copy"
  • "Dampier's Voyage Takes so Wonderfully"
  • Kiss My Arse
  • Shark's Bay
  • "A Flame of Fire"
  • "Not a Fit Person"
  • The Ancient Mariner
  • "A Self-Conceited Young Man"
  • "Brandy Enough"
  • The Manila Galleon at Last
  • "A Great Prospect of Getting Money Here"
  • "To Seek a Subsistence"
  • "A Door to the South Seas"
  • The Buccaneer
  • "That Sacred Hunger of Gold"
  • "Two Fat Monkeys"
Control code
ocn759844259
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 372 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802718136
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
AF91893B-50D8-43B9-A1E8-DCEED87E12F1
System control number
(OCoLC)759844259
Label
A pirate of exquisite mind : explorer, naturalist, and buccaneer : the life of William Dampier, Diana & Michael Preston
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=530087
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-354) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • The Bachelor's Delight
  • The Enchanted Islands
  • "We Ran for It"
  • The Traveler
  • "You Would Have Poisoned Them"
  • "As White as Milk and as Soft as Cream"
  • "This Mad Crew"
  • "New-Gotten Liberty"
  • "Our Little Ark"
  • Gut Rot and Gunpowder
  • The Adventurer
  • The Painted Prince
  • The Celebrity
  • The Rover's Return
  • "Good Copy"
  • "Dampier's Voyage Takes so Wonderfully"
  • Kiss My Arse
  • Shark's Bay
  • "A Flame of Fire"
  • "Not a Fit Person"
  • The Ancient Mariner
  • "A Self-Conceited Young Man"
  • "Brandy Enough"
  • The Manila Galleon at Last
  • "A Great Prospect of Getting Money Here"
  • "To Seek a Subsistence"
  • "A Door to the South Seas"
  • The Buccaneer
  • "That Sacred Hunger of Gold"
  • "Two Fat Monkeys"
Control code
ocn759844259
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 372 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802718136
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
AF91893B-50D8-43B9-A1E8-DCEED87E12F1
System control number
(OCoLC)759844259

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