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020    9780802718136 (electronic bk.) 
020    0802718132 (electronic bk.) 
035    (OCoLC)759844259 
037    802FA2D7-3CBB-4187-8A68-ACB19D98A473|bOverDrive, Inc.
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082 04 910/.92|222 
099    eBOOK 
100 1  Preston, Diana,|d1952- 
245 12 A pirate of exquisite mind|h[electronic resource] :
       |bexplorer, naturalist, and buccaneer : the life of 
       William Dampier /|cDiana & Michael Preston. 
264  1 New York :|bWalker & Company,|c2004. 
300    1 online resource (ix, 372 pages) :|billustrations, maps 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
347    text file 
504    Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-354) and 
505 00 |tThe Adventurer --|t"A Self-Conceited Young Man" --|t"A 
       Great Prospect of Getting Money Here" --|t"To Seek a 
       Subsistence" --|t"A Door to the South Seas" --|tThe 
       Buccaneer --|t"That Sacred Hunger of Gold" --|t"Two Fat 
       Monkeys" --|tThe Bachelor's Delight --|tThe Enchanted 
       Islands --|t"We Ran for It" --|tThe Traveler --|t"You 
       Would Have Poisoned Them" --|t"As White as Milk and as 
       Soft as Cream" --|t"This Mad Crew" --|t"New-Gotten 
       Liberty" --|t"Our Little Ark" --|tGut Rot and Gunpowder --
       |tThe Painted Prince --|tThe Celebrity --|tThe Rover's 
       Return --|t"Good Copy" --|t"Dampier's Voyage Takes so 
       Wonderfully" --|tKiss My Arse --|tShark's Bay --|t"A Flame
       of Fire" --|t"Not a Fit Person" --|tThe Ancient Mariner --
       |t"Brandy Enough" --|tThe Manila Galleon at Last. 
520 1  "At a time when surviving a voyage across the Pacific was 
       cause for celebration, William Dampier journeyed three 
       times around the world, sailing more than 200,000 miles in
       his lifetime and witnessing people, places, and phenomena 
       no European had seen. As a young man he spent several 
       years in the swashbuckling company of buccaneers in the 
       Caribbean and Pacific, learning to survive in their 
       bloodthirsty, uncertain world, before setting off on his 
       first journey around the globe - a many-year odyssey, much
       of it spent in the theretofore mysterious Pacific and 
       Southeast Asia. Later, his best-selling books about his 
       experiences were a sensation; the vividness of his prose 
       and accuracy of his descriptions put armchair readers in 
       the midst of unknown worlds and introduced many words into
       the English language, including barbecue, chopsticks, and 
       kumquat. Over time, Dampier's observations and insights 
       influenced generations of scientists, explorers, and 
       writers." "Dampier's powers of observation were 
       astonishing. He was the first to deduce that winds cause 
       currents and the first to produce wind maps across the 
       world, surpassing even the work of Edmund Halley. His 
       insights on land were equally astute: For example, he 
       introduced the concept of the "sub-species" that Darwin 
       later built into his theory of evolution, and his 
       description of the breadfruit was the impetus for Captain 
       Bligh's voyage on the Bounty. Dampier reached Australia 
       eighty years before Cook, and he later led the first 
       formal expedition of science and discovery back to 
       Australia. So influential was Dampier that today he has 
       more than one thousand entries in the Oxford English 
       Dictionary."--BOOK JACKET. 
588    Description based on print version record. 
600 10 Dampier, William,|d1652-1715. 
600 17 Dampier, William.|2swd 
600 17 Dampier, William.|2idszbz 
600 17 Dampier, William,|d1652-1715.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00043547 
648  7 1600 - 1699|2fast 
650  0 Explorers|zGreat Britain|vBiography. 
650  0 Hydrologists|zGreat Britain|vBiography. 
650  0 Naturalists|zGreat Britain|vBiography. 
650  0 Voyages around the world|xHistory|y17th century. 
650  7 Explorers.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00918556 
650  7 Hydrologists.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00965146 
650  7 Naturalists.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01034543 
650  7 Voyages around the world.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01169326 
651  7 Great Britain.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204623 
653    Natural history 
653    Voyages & travels 
653    Piracy 
655  4 Electronic books. 
655  7 Biography.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423686 
655  7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628 
700 1  Preston, Michael,|d1948- 
710 2  OverDrive, Inc. 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aPreston, Diana, 1952-|tPirate of 
       exquisite mind.|dNew York : Walker & Company, 2004
       |z0802714250|w(DLC)  2003062197|w(OCoLC)53075943 
856 4  |3Image|uhttp://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/
856 40 |uhttp://digitalbooks.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/
       |zAn electronic book accessible online 
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