A Pirate of Exquisite Mind

Mr. and Mrs. Preston talked about the book they co-wrote, A Pirate of Exquisite Mind: Explorer, Naturalist, and Buccaneer: The Life of… read more

Mr. and Mrs. Preston talked about the book they co-wrote, A Pirate of Exquisite Mind: Explorer, Naturalist, and Buccaneer: The Life of William Dampier, published by Walker and Company. In this biography, the authors examined the life of the first explorer to circumnavigate the globe three separate times. William Dampier (1651-1715) was also a pioneer in the fields of descriptive botany and zoology, and an influence on Charles Darwin. On his journeys, Dampier collected many samples of flora and fauna. In addition, he wrote about his adventures, and his books introduced a number of new words into the English language, including barbecue, chopsticks, cashew, and kumquat. After their presentation the authors answered audience members' questions. close

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A Pirate of Exquisite Mind

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Program ID:
182069-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 29, 2004 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jun 26, 2004 | 12:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • May 29, 2004 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 30, 2004 | 11:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 13, 2004 | 3:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 26, 2004 | 12:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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