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    From Venus to Antarctica
    From Venus to Antarctica
    The Life of Dumont D'Urville
    High adventure, drama, discovery, science and map making. This is the first-ever full-length English language biography of D'Urville - one of the nineteenth century's great explorers. Bad-tempered and irreverent, D'Urville was loved by his men but hated by his superiors. He didn't care either way. His passion for science drove him forward as he explored the Pacific - from Guam to Antarctica and from New Guinea to Chile, collecting a vast number of natural history specimens and recording extensive hydrographical information. Hobart was frequently a base and D'Urville is credited with making the single greatest contribution to perfecting the map of the Pacific. He was not consumed with French colonial arrogance, often preferring the societies he visited to his own. He was however given the prestigious French Legion of Honour. He is often remembered for arranging the purchase of the famous statue Venus De Milo (whose arms were broken off in the battle to get her to Paris). His life ended in a railway accident in 1842.
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    Book Author
    John Dunmore
    Genre History , Biography & Autobiography
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781458779656
    Publisher
    Exisle Publishing
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    07-Nov-2010

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