The Mapmaker's Wife PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Mapmaker's Wife free pdf In 1735 a team of French scientists set out on a daring expedition into the South American wilderness to resolve one of the great scientific challenges of the time: the precise size and shape of the Earth. Scaling the Andes and journeying along the Amazon, the mapmakers faced all manner of danger, while madness, disease and violent death each took their toll. However one, Jean Godin, fell in love with a local girl called Isabel Grameson. When the time came for the expedition to return to France, Godin travelled ahead to ensure the way was safe for his new family. But on reaching French Guiana, disaster struck: Spain and Portugal closed their borders and he was stranded, unable to return to Isabel. What followed lies at the core of this extraordinary tale - a heartbreaking 20-year separation that ended when Isabel, believing she might never see her husband again, decided to make her own way across the continent: a journey that began in hope but became hell on earth...Drawing on his own experience retracing Isabel's epic trek as well as contemporary records, Robert Whitaker recounts a captivating true story of love and survival set against the backdrop of what many still regard as 'the greatest expedition the world has ever known'.

About Robert Whitaker

Robert Whitaker is a science journalist and the author, most recently, of the much-acclaimed Mad in America. He has won the George Polk Award for Medical Writing and a National Association of Science Writers' Award for best magazine article. He was a finalist for the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, considered US journalism's top prize. Robert Whitaker's long fascination with South America began in the late 1970s, when he built and lived in a bamboo hut on the Ecuadorian coast. He now lives and writes in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Details Book

Author : Robert Whitaker
Publisher : Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random Hou
Data Published : 02 May 2005
ISBN : 0553815393
EAN : 9780553815399
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 448 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Mapmaker's Wife



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Isabel Plum: Ichthyologist free pdfIsabel Plum: Ichthyologist

    A girl. a fish. and one little wish-but will it come true. Isabel Plum likes getting her way. And-right here. right now-that means getting a cute and cuddly puppy. There's only one problem-Isabel is allergic..


  • Isabel's War free pdfIsabel's War

    In a stunning new novel completed just before her death in 2013. award-winning author Lila Perl introduces us to Isabel Brandt. a French-phrase-dropping twelve-year-old New Yorker who's more interested in boys and bobbing her nose than the distant war across the Pacific--the one her parents keep reminding her to care more about..


  • The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds (Isabel Dalhousie Mysteries free pdfThe Uncommon Appeal of Clouds (Isabel Dalhousie Mysteries

    ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 9 Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective..


  • Isabel Likes Yoga free pdfIsabel Likes Yoga

    Isabel is in the first grade. She has curly hair. and she can bend herself like a pretzel. Isabel can do this because she likes to do yoga. She goes to classes with other people and practices it on her own..


  • The Forgotten Affairs of Youth (Isabel Dalhousie Mysteries free pdfThe Forgotten Affairs of Youth (Isabel Dalhousie Mysteries

    ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 8 Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective. Whether investigating a case or a problem of philosophy..


  • The Mapmaker's Wife free pdfThe Mapmaker's Wife

    . In 1735 a team of French scientists set out on a daring expedition into the South American wilderness to resolve one of the great scientific challenges of the time: the precise size and shape of the