A Pirate Of Exquisite Mind : The Life Of William Dampier
by Diana Preston, Michael Preston
Editor: Transworld Publishers Ltd
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William Dampier, (1651-1715), was an English adventurer, and pirates who attacked ships on the Spanish main marketPoor and poorly educated and determined to make his fortune, he had a passion for exploration and scientific researchDampier was the first to map the winds and currents in the world’s oceans; the first part of the English led, to set foot on Australia – 80 years before Cuisiner, wrote about the Galapagos fauna 150 years before Darwin, who attracted notes to Dampier in his own work; he was the first travel writer: A NEW TRAVEL TOUR DUA man full of contradictions: he who accomplished so many things’blown’ later in life, down in scandal, failure and even farceA unique man ahead of his time, he lived much of his life among pirates still managed to preserve what Coleridge called his “exquisite refinement of mind”A classic example of the best story in history
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