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Piracy, Turtles and Flying Foxes

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Dampier's (1651-1715) adventures and writing inspired both Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver's Travels, but in his own right he was a remarkable, observant and enjoyable writer - whether on a woefully mishandled pirate raid in Spanish America or on a desperate journey to Sumatra in an open boat or on the habits of manatees or bats. He also left the first description in English of the Aborigines of Australia - thus initiating a painful, now three centuries' long encounter between peoples on opposite sides of the world. "Great ...

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Piracy, Turtles and Flying Foxes
2007, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780141025414

Mass-market paperback

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