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The Life And Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner

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The Life And Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner by John Nicol
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The true story of a pioneering sailor who travelled the world at the end of the 18th century. In his many voyages, the Scottish-born John Nichol circumnavigated the globe, visiting every inhabited continent. He participated in many of the greatest events of exploration and adventure. He battled pirates, traded with Native Americans and fought for the British Navy in the American and French Revolutions; he also travelled on the first female convict ship to Australia, was entertained in Hawaii by the king's court, days after the murder of Captain James Cook, and witnessed the horrors of the slave system in Jamaica.

Author Biography

Tim Flannery is a celebrated Australian mammalogist, palaeontologist and global warming activist. Flannery was named Australian of the Year in 2007 and is presently an adjunct professor at Macquarie University. He edited and introduced Canongate's internationally acclaimed edition of an eighteenth-century sailor's account of circumnavigating the globe (twice!), The Life and Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner, published in 2000.
Release date Australia
December 27th, 2000
Contributor
Volume editor Tim Flannery
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Main
Imprint
Canongate Books Ltd
Pages
208
Dimensions
130x200x10
ISBN-13
9781841950914
Product ID
1929912

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