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The mapmaker's wife : a true tale of love, murder, and survival in the Amazon /

by Whitaker, Robert.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, 2005Edition: Delta trade pbk. ed.Description: xiv, 353 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0385337205; 9780385337205.Subject(s): Godin des Odonais, Isabelle de Grandmaison, 1728?- -- Travel -- Amazon River Region | Godin des Odonais, Jean, 1712-1792 | Mission géodésique (France) | Scientific expeditions -- Ecuador -- History -- 18th century | Amazon River Region -- Description and travel | Ecuador -- Biography | France -- BiographyOnline resources: Sample text Sample text | Contributor biographical information Author biographical information | Publisher description Publisher's description
Contents:
A Sunday in 1769 -- Not quite round -- A daughter of Peru -- The mapmakers -- Voyage to Quito -- Measuring the baseline -- High-altitude science -- Death in the afternoon -- Marriage in Quito -- Down the Amazon -- A continent apart -- Lost on the Bobonaza -- Into the jungle -- Deliverance -- Saint Amand.
Summary: Tells the story of Isabel Grameson, an upper-class Peruvian woman who in 1741 married Jean Godin, a member of a team of French mapmakers exploring South America, focusing on her three-thousand-mile trek down the length of the Amazon to reach her husband after they were separated on opposite sides of the continent--victims of international politics.
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Non-Fiction Non-Fiction New Shelf NF 981.1 Whi Map (Browse shelf) Checked out 03/02/2018
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-337) and index.

A Sunday in 1769 -- Not quite round -- A daughter of Peru -- The mapmakers -- Voyage to Quito -- Measuring the baseline -- High-altitude science -- Death in the afternoon -- Marriage in Quito -- Down the Amazon -- A continent apart -- Lost on the Bobonaza -- Into the jungle -- Deliverance -- Saint Amand.

Tells the story of Isabel Grameson, an upper-class Peruvian woman who in 1741 married Jean Godin, a member of a team of French mapmakers exploring South America, focusing on her three-thousand-mile trek down the length of the Amazon to reach her husband after they were separated on opposite sides of the continent--victims of international politics.

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