The Discovery of Jeanne Baret

The Discovery of Jeanne Baret


Hardback303pp Illustrated

9780307463524     Product Code: 217553


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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