The Discovery of Jeanne Baret

The Discovery of Jeanne Baret

A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe

Book - 2010
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In a deeply researched and engagingly written narrative of science, adventure, love, and an unprecedented voyage of discovery, Ridley reveals the true story of Jeanne Baret, the first woman to circumnavigate the globe.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307463524
0307463524
Branch Call Number: B Baret Ridley 2010
Characteristics: x, 288 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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Dec 11, 2015

Rural herbalist Jeanne Baret encountered Renaissance botanist Philibert Commerson in the French countryside while collecting medicinal plants. Baret became the companion of widower Commerson. Then Commerson was offered the opportunity to participate in the first French naval circumnavigation of Earth. As women were prohibited from naval vessels Baret accompanied Commerson disguised as a young man to act as his botany assistant. This page-turner account of Baret's work and misadventures reveals the gender-based contradictions and inequalities of the 18th century. The book contains some black and white illustrations, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.

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