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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret
- A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
- By: Glynis Ridley
- Narrated by: Gabriella Cavallero
- Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
Eminent botanist Philibert Commerson had just been appointed to a grand new expedition: the first French circumnavigation of the world. As the ships' official naturalist, Commerson would seek out resources - medicines, spices, timber, food - that could give the French an edge in the ever-accelerating race for empire. Jeanne Baret, Commerson's young mistress and collaborator, was desperate not to be left behind. She disguised herself as a teenage boy and signed on as his assistant.
The lost woman of Botany
- By Jean on 04-08-13
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