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A Pirate of Exquisite Mind: The Life Of William Dampier by Diana Preston, Michael Preston

By Diana Preston, Michael Preston

William Dampier, (1651-1715), used to be an English adventurer and pirate who preyed on ships at the Spanish major. bad and ill-educated and made up our minds to make his fortune, he still had a fondness for exploration and medical learn. Dampier was once the 1st to map the winds and currents of the world's oceans; led the 1st recorded social gathering of Englishmen to set foot on Australia - eighty years ahead of prepare dinner; wrote approximately Galapagos natural world one hundred fifty years prior to Darwin, who drew on Dampier's notes in his personal paintings; was once the 1st go back and forth author: a brand new VOYAGE worldwide was once immediate bestseller while it was once released in 1697 - acknowledged to have stimulated the novels of speedy and Defoe. a guy filled with contradictions: he who accomplished rather a lot 'blew it' later in existence, declining into scandal, failure or even farce. a distinct guy sooner than his time, he lived a wide a part of his existence between pirates but controlled to maintain what Coleridge known as his "exquisite refinement of mind". A vintage instance of the simplest narrative background.

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