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Dumont D Urville

Author : Edward Duyker
ISBN : 1877578703
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Explorer Jules-Sebastien-Cesar Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842) is sometimes called France's Captain Cook. Born less than a year after the beginning of the French Revolution, he lived through turbulent times. He was an erudite polymath: a maritime explorer fascinated by botany, entomology, ethnography, and the diverse languages of the world. As a young ensign, he was decorated for his pivotal part in France's acquisition of the famous Venus de Milo. Dumont d'Urville's voyages and writings meshed with an emergent French colonial impulse in the Pacific. This magnificent biography reveals that he had secret orders to search for the site for a potential French penal colony in Australia. The book examines Dumont d'Urville's scientific contribution, including the plants and animals he collected, as well as his conceptualization of the peoples of the Pacific: it was he who first coined the terms Melanesia and Micronesia. He helped to confirm the fate of the missing French explorer Laperouse, took Charles X into exile after the Revolution of 1830, and crowned his navigational achievements with two pioneering Antarctic descents. The book uses primary documents that have long been overlooked by other historians. It dispels many myths and errors about this daring explorer of the age of sail and offers readers a grand adventure along with surprising drama and pathos. [Author Edward Duyker has published 17 books, many dealing with early Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific exploration and natural science. These include Citizen Labillardiere (2003), a biography of the naturalist Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardiere, which won the NSW Premier's General History Prize in 2004; and Francois Peron (2006), which won the Frank Broeze Maritime History Prize in 2007. In 2000, Duyker was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the French government. He was awarded the Centenary Medal by the Australian government in 2003 and the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2004.]
Category: Biography & Autobiography

New Zealand 1826 1827

Author : Jules-Sébastien-César Dumont d'Urville
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035562763
Genre : Astrolabe Expedition
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"Contains a biographical essay on the French navigator Dumont d'urville (1790-1842) together with a scholarly translation of that part of his diary which was written on board the Astrolabe during her passage through the coastal waters of New Zealand in 1826-27. ... The rest of the book is a translation of the New Zealand section of the French narrative which was prepared for publication by d'Urville ... and completed in 1835"--Back cover.
Category: Astrolabe Expedition

From Venus To Antarctica

Author : John Dunmore
ISBN : 9781775590163
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Jules-Sebastien-Cesar Dumont D'Urville (1790-1842) undertook three global voyages of exploration and is the navigator who made the single greatest contribution to perfecting the map of the Pacific in the nineteenth century. Learned and energetic, he explored the Pacific from Guam to Antarctica, and from New Guinea to Chile, collecting a vast number of natural history specimens and recording extensive hydrographic information. His achievements brought him national recognition in the form of the Legion of Honour, while his scientific contributions earned him the gold medal of the Societe de Geographie. Yet despite his intelligence and expertise, D'Urville was not an easy or likeable man. A classic workaholic, he often seemed cold and aloof, yet he earned the respect of his men through his humane and fair leadership. Always sympathetic to the island people he met, he even wrote a novel about the New Zealand Maori. His detailed account of his final voyage, eagerly awaited by the public, had to be completed by others when he, his wife and son were tragically killed in a railway accident in 1842.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

An Account In Two Volumes Of Two Voyages To The South Seas By Captain Later Rear Admiral Jules S C Dumont D Urville Of The French Navy To Australia New Zealand Oceania 1826 1829 In The Corvette Astrolabe And To The Straits Of Magellan Chile Oceania South East Asia Australia Antarctica New Zealand And Torres Strait 1837 1840 In The Corvettes Astrolabe And Z L E Astrolabe And Z L E 1837 1840

Author : Helen Rosenman
ISBN : 0522843492
Genre : Antarctic regions
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From Venus To Antarctica

Author : John Dunmore
ISBN : 9781458779656
Genre : Admirals
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High adventure, drama, discovery, science and map making. This is the first-ever full-length English language biography of D'Urville - one of the nineteenth century's great explorers. Bad-tempered and irreverent, D'Urville was loved by his men but hated by his superiors. He didn't care either way. His passion for science drove him forward as he explored the Pacific - from Guam to Antarctica and from New Guinea to Chile, collecting a vast number of natural history specimens and recording extensive hydrographical information. Hobart was frequently a base and D'Urville is credited with making the single greatest contribution to perfecting the map of the Pacific. He was not consumed with French colonial arrogance, often preferring the societies he visited to his own. He was however given the prestigious French Legion of Honour. He is often remembered for arranging the purchase of the famous statue Venus De Milo (whose arms were broken off in the battle to get her to Paris). His life ended in a railway accident in 1842.
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Dumont D Urville

Author : François Bellec
ISBN : 9791021035669
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Lure Of The Southern Seas

Author : Susan Hunt
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132072591
Genre : History
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This book has been published to accompany an exhibition of the same name at the Museum of Sydney on the site of first Government House. The book examines the extraordinary life of French explorer Jules Sebastien - Cesar Dumont d'Urville (1790 - 1842). This lavishly illustrated 141 page publication featuring exquisite natural history watercolours and early views of the Pacific and Antarctica, and documenting rare material from prestigious French collections, is the most comprehensive publication on Dumont d'Urville and traces his many expeditions to Australia and the South Pacific.
Category: History

An Account In Two Volumes Of Two Voyages To The South Seas By Captain Later Rear Admiral Jules S C Dumont D Urville Of The French Navy To Australia New Zealand Oceania 1826 1829 In The Corvette Astrolabe And To The Straits Of Magellan Chile Oceania South East Asia Australia Antarctica New Zealand And Torres Strait 1837 1840 In The Corvettes Astrolabe And Z L E Astrolabe And Z L E 1837 1840

Author : Jules-Sébastien-César Dumont d'Urville
ISBN : 082481228X
Genre : Astrolabe Expedition
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Fiji

Author : Jules-Sébastien-César Dumont d'Urville
ISBN : OCLC:1047952865
Genre : Astrolabe Expedition
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Translated transcript, from Dumont d'Urville's 'Voyage de l'Astrolabe' - an account of the Astrolabe in the Pacific and elsewhere - published by Roret, 1832. Describes the people, topography, government and customs of Fiji.
Category: Astrolabe Expedition