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By Diana Preston, Michael Preston

William Dampier, (1651-1715), was once an English adventurer and pirate who preyed on ships at the Spanish major. negative and ill-educated and made up our minds to make his fortune, he still had a keenness for exploration and medical examine. Dampier was once the 1st to map the winds and currents of the world's oceans; led the 1st recorded occasion of Englishmen to set foot on Australia - eighty years sooner than cook dinner; wrote approximately Galapagos natural world a hundred and fifty years ahead of Darwin, who drew on Dampier's notes in his personal paintings; used to be the 1st shuttle author: a brand new VOYAGE around the globe was once quick bestseller whilst it used to be released in 1697 - stated to have prompted the novels of fast and Defoe. a guy jam-packed with contradictions: he who completed lots 'blew it' later in lifestyles, declining into scandal, failure or even farce. a different guy sooner than his time, he lived a wide a part of his lifestyles between pirates but controlled to maintain what Coleridge referred to as his "exquisite refinement of mind". A vintage instance of the easiest narrative heritage.

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