The Discovery of Jeanne Baret



    The Discovery of Jeanne Baret

    Glynis Ridley

    Crown 2010

    Hardback 303pp Illustrated

    9780307463524   Product Code: 17553

    In 1765, Jeanne Baret smuggled herself aboard a French naval expedition on which her lover Philibert Commerson was official botanist. Disguised as a boy, she carried heavy equipment, collected thousands of specimens, took detailed scientific notes - and became the first woman to circumnavigate the globe. Drawing on painstaking research and Baret's recently discovered notebook, this captivating book charts her thrilling story and restores this forgotten heroine to her rightful place in the history of science. American-cut pages and Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.

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