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Author Ridley, Glynis.

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

Publication Info. New York : Crown Publishers, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 BARET, JEA    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description x, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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 botanizing on Madagascar -- "A monument more durable than a pyramid" : journey's end.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Baret, Jeanne, 1740-1807.
Explorers -- France -- Biography.
Women explorers -- France -- Biography.
Botanists -- France -- Biography.
Women botanists -- France -- Biography.
Commerson, Philibert, 1727-1773.
Bougainville, Louis-Antoine de, comte, 1729-1811.
Voyages around the world -- Early works to 1800.
ISBN 9780307463524 hardcover
0307463524 hardcover
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