Tuesday, February 7, 2012
An Exquisite Mind
I just inhaled this book. What a life! What an adventurer. I can't help but look at the natural world with fresh new eyes after reading this.
If you have an interest in sailing, 17th and 18th century exploration, natural history, intrigue on the high seas, buccaneering, plundering Spanish galleons for pieces of eight, mutiny, marooning, navigation, salty dogs, scurvy, rum and eating rats, then arrr matey!* this book about the life of William Dampier is for you.
*Hollywood style pirate language does not actually appear in the book, however mention of talking parrots kept by sailors as pets, does.