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The Greatest Show in the Arctic - The American Exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898-1905 (Hardcover): P.J. Capelotti The Greatest Show in the Arctic - The American Exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898-1905 (Hardcover)
P.J. Capelotti
R809 Discovery Miles 8 090 Within 7 - 11 working days
Columbus Then and Now - A Life Reexamined (Hardcover, New): Miles H. Davidson Columbus Then and Now - A Life Reexamined (Hardcover, New)
Miles H. Davidson
R1,217 Discovery Miles 12 170 Within 7 - 11 working days

Who was Christopher Columbus? Discoverer of the New World or murderer of the innocent people whose lands he invaded? Whether viewed as hero or villain, Columbus has achieved near-mythical status in the popular imagination. In this provocative study, Miles H. Davidson explores the myth of Columbus as it is reflected in numerous recent biographies. Measuring these biographies against a vast record of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century sources, Davidson exposes flaws, omissions, and biases in modern accounts.

The author traces the events of Columbus's life in chronological order, drawing on manuscripts, diaries, private correspondence, court and naval records, and shipping logs to provide a historically credible portrait. He uses sources never before incorporated in a book-length study, most notably the recently discovered "Libro copiador "(a collection of letters written by Columbus himself) and Columbus's holographs (over two thousand notes written in the margins of four of his books). Separating fact from fiction, Davidson sheds new light on crucial junctures in Columbus's life: the original contract given him to seek island in the west, the claimed influence of Marco Polo on Columbus, the supposed sinking of the "Santa Maria," and the role played by Jews in connection with the first voyage.

At once a retelling of Columbus's life and critique of other versions, "Columbus Then and Now" will be of value to Columbists, Latin American scholars, and biographers in general.

Who was Christopher Columbus? Discoverer of the New World or murderer of the innocent people whose lands he invaded? Whether viewed as hero or villain, Columbus has achieved near-mythical status in the popular imagination. In this provocative study, Miles H. Davidson explores the myth of Columbus as it is reflected in numerous recent biographies. Measuring these biographies against a vast record of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century sources, Davidson exposes flaws, omissions, and biases in modern accounts.

The author traces the events of Columbus's life in chronological order, drawing on manuscripts, diaries, private correspondence, court and naval records, and shipping logs to provide a historically credible portrait. He uses sources never before incorporated in a book-length study, most notably the recently discovered "Libro copiador "(a collection of letters written by Columbus himself) and Columbus's holographs (over two thousand notes written in the margins of four of his books). Separating fact from fiction, Davidson sheds new light on crucial junctures in Columbus's life: the original contract given him to seek island in the west, the claimed influence of Marco Polo on Columbus, the supposed sinking of the "Santa Maria," and the role played by Jews in connection with the first voyage.

At once a retelling of Columbus's life and critique of other versions, "Columbus Then and Now" will be of value to Columbists, Latin American scholars, and biographers in general.

Captain Cook - Master of the Seas (Paperback): Frank McLynn Captain Cook - Master of the Seas (Paperback)
Frank McLynn
R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Within 7 - 12 working days

The age of discovery was at its peak in the eighteenth century, with heroic adventurers charting the furthest reaches of the globe. Foremost among these explorers was navigator and cartographer Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy. Recent writers have viewed Cook largely through the lens of colonial exploitation, regarding him as a villain and overlooking an important aspect of his identity: his nautical skills. In this authentic, engrossing biography, Frank McLynn reveals Cook's place in history as a brave and brilliant seaman. He shows how the Captain's life was one of struggle--with himself, with institutions, with the environment, with the desire to be remembered--and also one of great success. In Captain Cook, McLynn re-creates the voyages that took the famous navigator from his native England to the outer reaches of the Pacific Ocean. Ultimately, Cook, who began his career as a deckhand, transcended his humble beginnings and triumphed through good fortune, courage, and talent. Although Cook died in a senseless, avoidable conflict with the people of Hawaii, McLynn illustrates that to the men with whom he served, Cook was master of the seas and nothing less than a titan.

When Montezuma Met Cortes - The True Story of the Meeting That Changed History (Standard format, CD): Matthew Restall When Montezuma Met Cortes - The True Story of the Meeting That Changed History (Standard format, CD)
Matthew Restall
R794 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Save R234 (29%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Running Man - Flying High for the Glory of God (Paperback): Orville Rogers The Running Man - Flying High for the Glory of God (Paperback)
Orville Rogers
R267 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R64 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Franciscan Frontiersmen - How Three Adventurers Charted the West (Paperback): Robert A Kittle Franciscan Frontiersmen - How Three Adventurers Charted the West (Paperback)
Robert A Kittle
R400 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R96 (24%) Within 8 - 13 working days
Up the Winds and Over the Tetons - Journal Entries and Images from the 1860 Raynolds Expedition (Hardcover): William F Raynolds Up the Winds and Over the Tetons - Journal Entries and Images from the 1860 Raynolds Expedition (Hardcover)
William F Raynolds; Edited by Marlene Deahl Merrill, Daniel D. Merrill
R759 Discovery Miles 7 590 Within 7 - 11 working days

In the late 1850s many of the most striking places in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana had not yet been surveyed by any government expedition. This book brings to life the expedition that first explored these regions. As the last major government survey of the American West before the Civil War, the Raynolds Expedition began in 1859. This highly readable daily journal of Captain William F. Raynolds, previously unpublished, covers the most challenging period of that expedition, from May 7 to July 4, 1860. It describes what the Raynolds party did and saw while traveling from its winter quarters near today's Glenrock, Wyoming, up to the head of the Wind River, through Jackson Hole, and on to the Three Forks of the Missouri in southwestern Montana. The party included legendary mountain man Jim Bridger, geologist Ferdinand Hayden, and artists Anton Schoenborn and James Hutton, among the first to depict the Teton Range. Historians, travelers, and outdoor enthusiasts will welcome this important addition to the literature of western exploration.

The Nevada They Knew - Robert Caples and Walter Van Tilburg Clark (Paperback): Anthony Shafton The Nevada They Knew - Robert Caples and Walter Van Tilburg Clark (Paperback)
Anthony Shafton
R557 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R135 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark, Vol 13 - Comprehensive Index (Paperback): Meriwether Lewis, William Clark The Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark, Vol 13 - Comprehensive Index (Paperback)
Meriwether Lewis, William Clark; Edited by Gary E. Moulton
R442 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R94 (21%) Within 7 - 11 working days

In twelve remarkable volumes, Gary E. Moulton has edited the journals of the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-6, thus making clear and accessible to all readers the plethora of maps and words with which Meriwether Lewis and William Clark documented one of the greatest ventures of discovery in American history. With the "Comprehensive Index," the thirteenth volume, Moulton completes his work--and offers everyone who consults the "Journals" a complete and detailed means of locating specific passages, references, and particular people or places within the larger work.

Throughout the edition, his guiding principles have been clarity and ease of use. Consequently, the notes are indexed more thoroughly here than in most works and include modern place-names, modern denominations for Indian nations, and current popular and scientific names for various cited species. This volume also contains a list of corrections for earlier volumes.

The Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark, Vol 12 - Herbarium (Paperback): Meriwether Lewis, William Clark The Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark, Vol 12 - Herbarium (Paperback)
Meriwether Lewis, William Clark; Edited by Gary E. Moulton
R579 R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Save R116 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days

This landmark volume contains the most complete listing and presentation of the plant specimens collected by the Lewis and Clark expedition. All but one of the plants were collected by Meriwether Lewis, the expedition's botanist. The collection, how-ever, was nearly lost over the years when it was scattered among various botanists who intended to catalog the expedition's scientific discoveries. Fortunately, for many years the specimens have been in the care of major institutions, principally the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. The 239 extant items are brought together in one book for the first time. This indispensable volume will assist researchers and enthusiasts hoping to identify each plant's date and place of collection and other information such as plant habitat and ethnobotanical use.

More Adventures of a World-Traveling Scientist - Discover Hidden Secrets in 14 Powerful Journeys (Paperback): Stanley Randolf More Adventures of a World-Traveling Scientist - Discover Hidden Secrets in 14 Powerful Journeys (Paperback)
Stanley Randolf
R355 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R79 (22%) Within 8 - 13 working days
A Splendid Savage - The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham (Hardcover): Steve Kemper A Splendid Savage - The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham (Hardcover)
Steve Kemper
R520 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Save R129 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Frederick Russell Burnham's (1861-1947) amazing story resembles a newsreel fused with a Saturday matinee thriller. One of the few people who could turn his garrulous friend Theodore Roosevelt into a listener, Burnham was once world-famous as "the American scout." His expertise in woodcraft, learned from frontiersmen and Indians, helped inspire another friend, Robert Baden-Powell, to found the Boy Scouts. His adventures encompassed Apache wars and range feuds, booms and busts in mining camps around the globe, explorations in remote regions of Africa, and death-defying military feats that brought him renown and high honors. His skills led to his unusual appointment, as an American, to be Chief of Scouts for the British during the Boer War, where his daring exploits earned him the Distinguished Service Order from King Edward VII. After a lifetime pursuing golden prospects from the deserts of Mexico and Africa to the tundra of the Klondike, Burnham found wealth, in his sixties, near his childhood home in southern California. Other men of his era had a few such adventures, but Burnham had them all. His friend H. Rider Haggard, author of many best-selling exotic tales, remarked, "In real life he is more interesting than any of my heroes of romance." Among other well-known individuals who figure in Burnham's story are Cecil Rhodes and William Howard Taft, as well as some of the wealthiest men of the day, including John Hays Hammond, E. H. Harriman, Henry Payne Whitney, and the Guggenheim brothers. Failure and tragedy streaked his life as well, but he was endlessly willing to set off into the unknown, where the future felt up for grabs and values worth dying for were at stake. Steve Kemper brings a quintessential American story to vivid life in this gripping biography.

Searching for the Roanoke Colonies - An Interdisciplinary Collection (Paperback): Thomas E. Shields, Charles R. Ewen Searching for the Roanoke Colonies - An Interdisciplinary Collection (Paperback)
Thomas E. Shields, Charles R. Ewen
R237 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R39 (16%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Limits of the Known (Hardcover): David Roberts Limits of the Known (Hardcover)
David Roberts
R494 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R123 (25%) Within 8 - 13 working days

In a book that is part memoir and part history, David Roberts looks back at his personal relationship to extreme risk and tries to make sense of why so many have committed their lives to the desperate pursuit of adventure. In the wake of his diagnosis with throat cancer, Roberts seeks the answer with sharp new urgency. He explores his own lifelong commitment to adventuring, as well as the cultural contributions of explorers throughout history. He looks at what it meant in 1911 for Amundsen to reach the South Pole or in 1953 for Hillary and Norgay to summit the highest point on earth. And he asks what the future of adventure is in a world we have mapped and trodden all the way to the most remote corners of the wilderness.

Upheaval from the Abyss - Ocean Floor Mapping and the Earth Science Revolution (Hardcover): David M. Lawrence Upheaval from the Abyss - Ocean Floor Mapping and the Earth Science Revolution (Hardcover)
David M. Lawrence
R743 Discovery Miles 7 430 Within 7 - 11 working days

The deep oceans are the last great frontier remaining on Earth. Humans have conquered the vast wilderness of the terrestrial surface, from the searing deserts and dark forests of the tropics to the icy polar regions. Today, anyone with enough ambition and money can travel upriver into the heart of the Borneo jungle, climb Mount Everest, or spend the night at the South Pole. But the oceans beyond the continental shelves remain forbidding, beyond the reach of science, adventurism, and commerce.

Not long ago, scientists viewed the ocean floor as a vast, featureless plain, an ancient repository of detritus eroded from the surface of an unchanging Earth. Light never reached the seemingly lifeless depths. The ocean basins were only of marginal scholarly interest. This all changed with the Herculean quest to discover what lay on the world's ocean floor -- a quest that inspired the continental drift-plate tectonics revolution and overturned prevailing scientific notions of how the Earth's surface was created, rearranged, and destroyed.

Upheaval from the Abyss spans a 130-year period, beginning with the early, backbreaking efforts to map the depths during the age of sail; continuing with improvements in research methods spurred by maritime disaster and war; and culminating in the publication of the first map of the world's ocean floor in 1977. David M. Lawrence brings this tale to life by weaving through it the personalities of the scientists-explorers who struggled to see the face of the deep, and reveals not only the facts of how the ocean floor was mapped, but also the human dimensions of what the scientists experienced and felt while in the process.

Nathaniel's Nutmeg - How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History (Paperback, New Ed): Giles Milton Nathaniel's Nutmeg - How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History (Paperback, New Ed)
Giles Milton 2
R259 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R51 (20%) Within 7 - 12 working days

In 1616, an English adventurer, Nathaniel Courthope, stepped ashore on a remote island in the East Indies on a secret mission - to persuade the islanders of Run to grant a monopoly to England over their nutmeg, a fabulously valuable spice in Europe. This infuriated the Dutch, who were determined to control the world's nutmeg supply. For five years Courthope and his band of thirty men were besieged by a force one hundred times greater - and his heroism set in motion the events that led to the founding of the greatest city on earth. A beautifully told adventure story and a fascinating depiction of exploration in the seventeenth century, NATHANIEL'S NUTMEG sheds a remarkable light on history.

Journey - An Illustrated History of Travel (Hardcover): Dk Journey - An Illustrated History of Travel (Hardcover)
Dk; Contributions by Simon Adams
R1,024 R775 Discovery Miles 7 750 Save R249 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Creature in the Map - A Journey to El Dorado (Paperback, 1st U.S. ed): Charles Nicholl The Creature in the Map - A Journey to El Dorado (Paperback, 1st U.S. ed)
Charles Nicholl
R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Within 7 - 11 working days

"This brilliantly written reconstruction of Sir Walter Raleigh's 1595 South American journey combines painstaking scholarship, vivid travelogue, and an intuitive sensitivity for the many meanings of the El Dorado myth. . . . Nicholl brings this six-week expedition to life. . . . A rare treat for both intellect and imagination."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"Walter Raleigh . . . was one of those Elizabethan all-rounders who still seem staggeringly larger than life. . . . Mr. Nicholl's cogent reconstruction of the journey uses Raleigh's own account, 'The Discoverie of Guiana'--part truth, part advertising, part rhapsody--and much well-found ancillary material."--Anthony Bailey, "New York Times"
"Like "The Reckoning," his brilliant account of the murder of Christopher Marlowe, Nicholl's new book might be called an exercise in historical conjuring. The Creature in the Map is an effort not only to analyse but also to call into presence the lived experience of the voyage Raleigh undertook in 1595 to the Orinoco Delta in what is now Venezuela."--Stephen Greenblatt, "Times Literary Supplement"
"Charles Nicholl belongs to an elite company, that of historians who know how to make research into arcane matters and distant times as engrossing as "In Cold Blood" or "All the President's Men,""--Michael Dirda, "Washington Post"

Naturalists at Sea - Scientific Travellers from Dampier to Darwin (Paperback): Glyn Williams Naturalists at Sea - Scientific Travellers from Dampier to Darwin (Paperback)
Glyn Williams
R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Within 7 - 12 working days

Tales of the intrepid early naturalists who set sail on dangerous voyages of discovery in the vast, unknown Pacific On the great Pacific discovery expeditions of the "long eighteenth century," naturalists for the first time were commonly found aboard ships sailing forth from European ports. Lured by intoxicating opportunities to discover exotic and perhaps lucrative flora and fauna unknown at home, these men set out eagerly to collect and catalogue, study and document an uncharted natural world. This enthralling book is the first to describe the adventures and misadventures, discoveries and dangers of this devoted and sometimes eccentric band of explorer-scholars. Their individual experiences are uniquely their own, but together their stories offer a new perspective on the extraordinary era of Pacific exploration and the achievements of an audacious generation of naturalists. Historian Glyn Williams illuminates the naturalist's lot aboard ship, where danger alternated with boredom and quarrels with the ship's commander were the norm. Nor did the naturalist's difficulties end upon returning home, where recognition for years of work often proved elusive. Peopled with wonderful characters and major figures of Enlightenment science-among them Louis Antoine de Bouganville, Joseph Banks, John Reinhold Forster, Captain Cook, and Charles Darwin-this book is a gripping account of a small group of scientific travelers whose voyages of discovery were to change perceptions of the natural world.

Four Travel Journals / The Americas, Antarctica and Africa / 1775-1874 (Hardcover, New edition): R.J. Campbell, Herbert K.... Four Travel Journals / The Americas, Antarctica and Africa / 1775-1874 (Hardcover, New edition)
R.J. Campbell, Herbert K. Beals, Ann Savours, Anita McConnell, Roy Bridges
R1,616 Discovery Miles 16 160 Within 7 - 12 working days

This volume offers annotated texts with biographical and historical introductions of four previously unpublished travel journals from the period 1775-1874. The first of these is the journal of a participant in a Spanish expedition sent from Mexico to explore the north-west coast of America. From the outset, difficulties plagued the voyage. Bodega's ship, a small schooner named Sonora, was not designed for open-ocean voyaging. A landing party was attacked and killed; midway into the voyage the Sonora became separated from her flagship; and later she was nearly capsized by a massive wave. Bodega's journal records the voyage's travails, hardships, discoveries, and eventual return. Next comes the journal of Commander Stokes, who served in command of HMS Beagle, under Captain P. P. King during the survey of the Straits of Magellan in 1827. This is an account of a detached operation, in very difficult weather conditions, in the western part of the strait. It is introduced by remarks on the expedition and the hydrographic history of the strait from its discovery to the inception of the survey and supplemented by remarks from Captain King's account and also that of the clerk, Macdouall. The third text is the journal of a young midshipman in HMS Chanticleer, a small vessel commanded by Henry Foster, RN, who had recently been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for his scientific work in the Arctic. The voyage of 1828-31 was to make observations in the South Atlantic to determine the shape of the Earth and to ascertain the longitudes of a number of ports. Kay's lively diary describes the Chanticleer's encounters with warships of the Brazilian navy, largely manned by Englishmen. He records his struggle to take observations at Deception Island during gales and snowstorms, and near Cape Horn in fierce squalls and constant chilling rain, nevertheless remaining cheerful in the company of his fellow midshipmen. The final piece is the diary of Jacob Wainwright.

An Empire of Ice - Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science (Paperback): Edward J Larson An Empire of Ice - Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science (Paperback)
Edward J Larson
R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Within 7 - 12 working days

Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, An Empire of Ice presents a fascinating new take on Antarctic exploration. Retold with added information, it's the first book to place the famed voyages of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, his British rivals Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, and others in a larger scientific, social, and geopolitical context. Efficient, well prepared, and focused solely on the goal of getting to his destination and back, Amundsen has earned his place in history as the first to reach the South Pole. Scott, meanwhile, has been reduced in the public mind to a dashing incompetent who stands for little more than relentless perseverance in the face of inevitable defeat. An Empire of Ice offers a new perspective on the Antarctic expeditions of the early twentieth century by looking at the British efforts for what they actually were: massive scientific enterprises in which reaching the South Pole was but a spectacular sideshow. By focusing on the larger purpose, Edward Larson deepens our appreciation of the explorers' achievements, shares little-known stories, and shows what the Heroic Age of Antarctic discovery was really about.

The Kingdom of Speech (Hardcover): Tom Wolfe The Kingdom of Speech (Hardcover)
Tom Wolfe
R501 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R198 (40%) Within 7 - 12 working days
Voyaging in Strange Seas - The Great Revolution in Science (Paperback): David Knight Voyaging in Strange Seas - The Great Revolution in Science (Paperback)
David Knight
R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Within 7 - 12 working days

An ambitious, landmark history of the Scientific Revolution, from the age of Columbus to the age of Cook In 1492 Columbus set out across the Atlantic; in 1776 American colonists declared their independence. Between these two events old authorities collapsed-Luther's Reformation divided churches, and various discoveries revealed the ignorance of the ancient Greeks and Romans. A new, empirical worldview had arrived, focusing now on observation, experiment, and mathematical reasoning. This engaging book takes us along on the great voyage of discovery that ushered in the modern age. David Knight, a distinguished historian of science, locates the Scientific Revolution in the great era of global oceanic voyages, which became both a spur to and a metaphor for scientific discovery. He introduces the well-known heroes of the story (Galileo, Newton, Linnaeus) as well as lesser-recognized officers of scientific societies, printers and booksellers who turned scientific discovery into public knowledge, and editors who invented the scientific journal. Knight looks at a striking array of topics, from better maps to more accurate clocks, from a boom in printing to medical advancements. He portrays science and religion as engaged with each other rather than in constant conflict; in fact, science was often perceived as a way to uncover and celebrate God's mysteries and laws. Populated with interesting characters, enriched with fascinating anecdotes, and built upon an acute understanding of the era, this book tells a story as thrilling as any in human history.

Great Desert Explorers (Hardcover): Andrew Goudie Great Desert Explorers (Hardcover)
Andrew Goudie
R950 R793 Discovery Miles 7 930 Save R157 (17%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Desert exploration, like climbing Everest or polar expeditions, is not for the faint-hearted, and many of the vivid tales within this fascinating biographical history end in tragedy. However, the informative and absorbing descriptions of the extraordinary journeys, challenges and achievements of these intrepid figures, are captivating. They risked their lives variously for good old fashioned epic adventure, solitude, fame, the answer to mythical questions and some were even spies. They experienced fear, excitement and hardship in their journeys into the unknown. There are many books on exploration but remarkably few on desert exploration. Moreover, some of the great desert explorers of the last three hundred years are now very little remembered or appreciated in comparison, say, with those who ventured to the poles, climbed Everest, or sought the source of the Nile. Yet, crossing unknown deserts is no less challenging. This volume finally brings these Great Desert Explorers into the limelight, with short, illustrated biographies of around 60 of the most interesting, intrepid and important explorers of the world's greatest deserts. There is also a brief introduction to each desert region. The many original quotations, illustrations and maps, contemporary figures, as well as plates of a range of desert landscapes make this a colourful, lively and informative read.

Dumont d'Urville - Explorer & Polymath (Hardcover): Edward Duyker Dumont d'Urville - Explorer & Polymath (Hardcover)
Edward Duyker
R813 R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Save R177 (22%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Explorer Jules-Sebastien-Cesar Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842) is sometimes called France's Captain Cook. Born less than a year after the beginning of the French Revolution, he lived through turbulent times. He was an erudite polymath: a maritime explorer fascinated by botany, entomology, ethnography, and the diverse languages of the world. As a young ensign, he was decorated for his pivotal part in France's acquisition of the famous Venus de Milo. Dumont d'Urville's voyages and writings meshed with an emergent French colonial impulse in the Pacific. This magnificent biography reveals that he had secret orders to search for the site for a potential French penal colony in Australia. The book examines Dumont d'Urville's scientific contribution, including the plants and animals he collected, as well as his conceptualization of the peoples of the Pacific: it was he who first coined the terms Melanesia and Micronesia. He helped to confirm the fate of the missing French explorer Laperouse, took Charles X into exile after the Revolution of 1830, and crowned his navigational achievements with two pioneering Antarctic descents. The book uses primary documents that have long been overlooked by other historians. It dispels many myths and errors about this daring explorer of the age of sail and offers readers a grand adventure along with surprising drama and pathos. Author Edward Duyker has published 17 books, many dealing with early Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific exploration and natural science. These include Citizen Labillardiere (2003), a biography of the naturalist Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardiere, which won the NSW Premier's General History Prize in 2004; and Francois Peron (2006), which won the Frank Broeze Maritime History Prize in 2007. In 2000, Duyker was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the French government. He was awarded the Centenary Medal by the Australian government in 2003 and the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2004.]

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