The Life And Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner

The Life And Adventures of John Nicol Mariner The Life and Adventures of John Nicol Mariner is a recently rediscovered text that vividly renders the unforgettable story of a man whom history had nearly forgotten In his many voyages the Scottish
  • Title: The Life And Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner
  • Author: Tim Flannery
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  • Page: 458
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  • The Life And Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner
    The Life and Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner is a recently rediscovered text that vividly renders the unforgettable story of a man whom history had nearly forgotten.In his many voyages, the Scottish born sailor John Nicol twice circumnavigated the globe, visiting every inhabited continent He participated in many of the greatest events of exploration and adventure in theThe Life and Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner is a recently rediscovered text that vividly renders the unforgettable story of a man whom history had nearly forgotten.In his many voyages, the Scottish born sailor John Nicol twice circumnavigated the globe, visiting every inhabited continent He participated in many of the greatest events of exploration and adventure in the 18th century He battled pirates, traded with Native Americans and fought for the British navy in the American and French Revolutions he also travelled on the first female convict ship to Australia, was entertained in Hawaii by the king s court days after the murder of Captain James Cook, and witnessed the horrors of the slave system in Jamaica.Above all, this is a riveting memoir of an ordinary man s extraordinary life, told with an honesty and humility that is beguiling.
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  • Tim Flannery

    Tim Flannery is one of Australia s leading thinkers and writers.An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, he has published than 130 peer reviewed scientific papers and many books His books include the landmark works The Future Eaters and The Weather Makers, which has been translated into than 20 languages and in 2006 won the NSW Premiers Literary Prizes for Best Critical Writing and Book of the Year.He received a Centenary of Federation Medal for his services to Australian science and in 2002 delivered the Australia Day address In 2005 he was named Australian Humanist of the Year, and in 2007 honoured as Australian of the Year.He spent a year teaching at Harvard, and is a founding member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, a director of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, and the National Geographic Society s representative in Australasia He serves on the board of WWF International London and Gland and on the sustainability advisory councils of Siemens Munich and Tata Power Mumbai.In 2007 he co founded and was appointed Chair of the Copenhagen Climate Council, a coalition of community, business, and political leaders who came together to confront climate change.Tim Flannery is currently Professor of Science at Maquarie University, Sydney.

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  • This is a wonderful little book, that deserves to be far better known than it is In early 19th century Edinburgh, a man named John Howell made a habit of recording the life stories of military men and adventurers, and it is thanks to him that today we can read the amazing tale of John Nicol, who circumnavigated the world twice, sailed the Pacific coast of the American continent from Nootka Sound to Cape Horn, was in China 3 times, fought the French as a sailor in Nelson s fleet, met the Hawaiian [...]


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