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The Resource The complete works of William Dampier : containing particular descriptions of life in the torrid zone at the dawn of modern science and at the intersection of the golden age of sail, the golden age of exploration, and the golden age of piracy, by William Dampier ; edited and introduction by CJ Cooney

The complete works of William Dampier : containing particular descriptions of life in the torrid zone at the dawn of modern science and at the intersection of the golden age of sail, the golden age of exploration, and the golden age of piracy, by William Dampier ; edited and introduction by CJ Cooney

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The complete works of William Dampier : containing particular descriptions of life in the torrid zone at the dawn of modern science and at the intersection of the golden age of sail, the golden age of exploration, and the golden age of piracy
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The complete works of William Dampier
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containing particular descriptions of life in the torrid zone at the dawn of modern science and at the intersection of the golden age of sail, the golden age of exploration, and the golden age of piracy
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by William Dampier ; edited and introduction by CJ Cooney
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eng
Summary
The pirate-scientist William Dampier (1651-1715) lived at a remarkable time in human history: at the dawn of modern science and at the intersection of three golden ages: the golden ages of sail, exploration, and piracy. Curious to see the world and keen to add to the world's sum total of useful knowledge, he ventured out upon the high seas. He kept a careful account of his adventures in the world's Torrid Zone, describing as he went the soil, rivers, harbours, tides, currents, winds, plants, fruits and animals of the lands he visited, together with the inhabitants, their customs, religion, government and trade. WILLIAM DAMPIER sailed the great southern Pacific ocean four times, was the third Englishman to circumnavigate the globe, was the first person to circumnavigate the globe three times, was the first person to visit six continents, captained England's first scientific expedition, and touched Australian shores nearly 100 years before Captain James Cook. His writing immediately made him famous throughout Europe and impacted England's great poets and writer. His scientific efforts influenced the work of Charles Darwin, Alexander von Humboldt, Edmund Halley, and Matthew Flinders. Inside this volume you will find the complete written works of William Dampier
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1652-1715
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Dampier, William
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Cooney, C. J.
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  • Dampier, William
  • Voyages around the world
  • Ocean travel
  • Voyages around the world
  • Ocean travel
  • Voyages and travels
  • Voyages and travels
  • Explorers
  • Naturalists
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adult
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The complete works of William Dampier : containing particular descriptions of life in the torrid zone at the dawn of modern science and at the intersection of the golden age of sail, the golden age of exploration, and the golden age of piracy, by William Dampier ; edited and introduction by CJ Cooney
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Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1979688
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xxii, 519 pages
Isbn
9781926892832
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(paperback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The complete works of William Dampier : containing particular descriptions of life in the torrid zone at the dawn of modern science and at the intersection of the golden age of sail, the golden age of exploration, and the golden age of piracy, by William Dampier ; edited and introduction by CJ Cooney
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1979688
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xxii, 519 pages
Isbn
9781926892832
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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