Through revolution and empire, war and bloodshed, France remained fascinated with Australia, sending expeditions of dedicated young men to explore the utopian Paradise of the Pacific and Australia to the frozen hell of Antarctica. Voyages to the South Seas reveals the true stories of explorers who risked, and often lost, their lives in pursuit of their passion. It is the story of noble men impoverished by their passion, nobodies made famous by courage and intellect and young men-and some women-who often risked their lives for adventure and excitement but above all, in the pursuit of knowledge and discovery. This is Australia through French eyes-beautiful, mystifying, untouched nature-an Australia few Englishmen ever saw.
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(199mm x 132mm x 33mm)
The Miegunyah Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
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Author Biography - Danielle Clode
Dr Danielle Clode is a science writer fascinated by scientific history. Her love of the Australian landscape, and exploration, was born from a childhood spent sailing along the east coast with her parents on a gaff-rigged yawl. Danielle researched Voyages to the South Seas while a Creative Fellow at the State Library of Victoria. She has previously been the Thomas Ramsay Science and Humanities Fellow at Museum Victoria and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford where she completed her DPhil in zoology. Her other books include Killers in Eden (now an ABC TV documentary), the environmental history, As if for a Thousand Years, and Continent of Curiosities- A Voyage through Australian Natural History.