The Life and Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner

byTim Flannery

Paperback | October 19, 2000

The Life and Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner by Tim Flannery
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In his many voyages, the Scottish-born sailor John Nicol (1755 - 1825) twice circumnavigated the globe, visiting every inhabited continent while participating in many of the greatest events of exploration and adventure of the eighteenth century. During his career Nicol battled pirates, traded with Native Americans, and fought for the British navy in the American and French revolutions. In Hawaii, he was entertained by the King's court mere days after the murder of Captain James Cook. In Jamaica, he saw firsthand the horrors of the slave system and befriended slaves who invited him to join in their dance celebrations. En route to Australia, he would meet the love of his life, Sarah Whitlam, a convict bound for the Botany Bay prison colony, who would bear his son before duty forced them apart forever. An international best-seller, The Life and Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner is a rousing memoir of an ordinary man's extraordinary life, a gripping true adventure tale. [Nicol has] made a lasting place for himself in the literature of the sea and ships he loved so deeply." - Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post "
Tim Flannery is an internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer, and conservationist. His books include the definitive ecological histories of Australia (The Future Eaters) and North America (The Eternal Frontier), Throwim Way Leg, A Gap in Nature, and Astonishing Animals. He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books an...
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Title:The Life and Adventures of John Nicol, MarinerFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:208 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.47 inShipping dimensions:208 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.47 inPublished:October 19, 2000Publisher:Grove/AtlanticLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0802137466

ISBN - 13:9780802137463

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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