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

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

Label
The mapmaker's wife : a true tale of love, murder, and survival in the Amazon
Title
The mapmaker's wife
Title remainder
a true tale of love, murder, and survival in the Amazon
Statement of responsibility
Robert Whitaker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitaker, Robert
Dewey number
  • 981/.1032/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F2546
LC item number
.W46 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Godin des Odonais, Isabelle de Grandmaison
  • Godin des Odonais, Jean
  • Mission géodésique (France)
  • Godin des Odonais, Isabelle de Grandmaison
  • Godin des Odonais, Jean
  • Mission géodésique (France)
  • Amazon River Region
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Travel
  • Amazon River Region
  • Ecuador
  • France
Label
The mapmaker's wife : a true tale of love, murder, and survival in the Amazon, Robert Whitaker
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm57373846
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Delta trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xiv, 353 pages
Isbn
9780385337205
Lccn
2004276621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)57373846
Label
The mapmaker's wife : a true tale of love, murder, and survival in the Amazon, Robert Whitaker
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm57373846
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Delta trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xiv, 353 pages
Isbn
9780385337205
Lccn
2004276621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)57373846

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