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Memoirs of a buccaneer: : Dampier's new voyage round the world, 1697, William Dampier, (ebook)

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Memoirs of a buccaneer: : Dampier's new voyage round the world, 1697
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Memoirs of a buccaneer:
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Dampier's new voyage round the world, 1697
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William Dampier
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eng
Summary
It was William Dampier's passion to see the world that turned him into a buccaneer. He possessed remarkable powers of observation and analysis, and his life as a seventeenth-century navigator aboard pirate and privateering ships is brilliantly detailed in his journal. Throughout his travels of Central and South America and the East Indies, Dampier provides riveting accounts of sea battles against Spanish treasure ships, as well as pirate life, lore, and customs. Originally published in 1697 as the New Voyage, his journal became an instant success, and has been read ever since as one of the greatest travel and adventure accounts ever written. But Memoirs of a Buccaneer is far more than historical adventure. Dampier was a man of intelligence and education with a strong naturalist's urge, and his book quickly became a vital source of information on the geology, biology, zoology, and peoples of the lands he visited. His descriptions of the West Indian manatee, booby birds, cacao, and mangrove trees-flora and fauna never before heard of in England and the Continent-are incredibly accurate. His notes on the produce of Guam and Mindanao-coconuts, vanilla beans, bananas, breadfruit, and more-exerted a powerful influence on Britain's explorations and colonizations. And his depictions of Central America's Mosquito Indians and the natives of Mindanao proved to be highly reliable. The influence of this classic book on the work of later travelers is incalculable, leading writers such as Defoe, Swift, and Coleridge to borrow both facts and literary style from it. It continues to inspire readers today
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Midwest
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1652-1715
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Dampier, William
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910.4/1
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Voyages around the world
  • Latin America
  • Buccaneers
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adult
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Memoirs of a buccaneer: : Dampier's new voyage round the world, 1697, William Dampier, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780486145730
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11604427
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remote
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11604427
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MWT11604427
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Memoirs of a buccaneer: : Dampier's new voyage round the world, 1697, William Dampier, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486145730
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11604427
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11604427
System control number
MWT11604427
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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