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Flinders The man who mapped Australia von Mundle, Rob (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 30.10.2012
  • Verlag: Hachette Australia
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'Rob Mundle is a master of the maritime narrative' - Sydney Morning HeraldMatthew Flinders was the first to circumnavigate and chart the treacherous Terra Australis coastline he is the man who put Australia on the map. Flinders brings to life the fascinating story of this exceptional maritime explorer from the drama of epic voyages and devastating shipwrecks; his part in the naming of Australia; his cruel imprisonment by the French on Mauritius for six long and harrowing years; the heartbreaking separation from his beloved wife; and the comfort he got from his loyal cat, Trim; to his tragic death at just forty, before ever seeing the publication of his life's work. Flinders is a true hero whose name is forever woven into the fabric of Australian history.This is a gripping adventure biography in the style of the bestselling Bligh: Master Mariner.'This book has it all adventure, romance and tension' - Sunshine Coast Sunday'A drama of adventure and shipwreck' - Sun Herald, Sydney'The remarkable Flinders, who ranks with Cook and Bligh as one of the great seafarers of the era' - Herald Sun, Melbourne


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 400
    Erscheinungsdatum: 30.10.2012
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780733630002
    Verlag: Hachette Australia
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