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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 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 15

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The lost woman of Botany

    • By Jean on 04-08-13

    Regular price: $19.95