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The Resource Crusoe's island : a rich and curious history of pirates, castaways and madness, Andrew Lambert

Crusoe's island : a rich and curious history of pirates, castaways and madness, Andrew Lambert

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Crusoe's island : a rich and curious history of pirates, castaways and madness
Title
Crusoe's island
Title remainder
a rich and curious history of pirates, castaways and madness
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Lambert
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Originally named Juan Fernández, the island of Robinson Crusoe in the South Pacific was the inspiration for Defoe's classic novel about the adventures of a shipwrecked sailor. Yet the complex story of Britain's relationship with this distant, tiny island is more surprising, more colourful and considerably darker. Drawing on voyage accounts, journal entries, maps and illustrations, acclaimed historian Andrew Lambert brings to life the voices of the visiting sailors, scientists, writers and artists, from the early encounters of the 1500s and the perilous journeys of the eighteenth-century explorers, to the naval conflicts of the First World War and the environmental concerns of more recent years. Crusoe's Island explores why we are still not willing to give up on the specks of land at the far ends of the earth."--Back cover
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YDX
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Lambert, Andrew
Dewey number
983.24
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robinson Crusoe Island (Juan Fernández Islands)
  • Great Britain
  • Defoe, Daniel
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Crusoe's island : a rich and curious history of pirates, castaways and madness, Andrew Lambert
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-293) and index
Control code
ocn964379704
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780571330249
Other control number
9780571330249
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map, color portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)964379704
Label
Crusoe's island : a rich and curious history of pirates, castaways and madness, Andrew Lambert
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-293) and index
Control code
ocn964379704
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780571330249
Other control number
9780571330249
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map, color portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)964379704

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