Fb2 The Mapmaker's Wife ePub
by Robert Whitaker
|Publisher:||Transworld Pub (April 30, 2005)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1555 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1269 kb|
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His newspaper and magazine articles on the mentally ill and the pharmaceutical industry have garnered several national awards, including a George Polk Award for medical writing and a National Association of Science Writers Award for best magazine article.
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About The Mapmaker’s Wife. In 1735, a team of French scientists, led by Charles Marie de La Condamine, traveled to Quito in colonial South America with the intention of precisely measuring the distance of one degree of latitude at the equator
About The Mapmaker’s Wife. In 1735, a team of French scientists, led by Charles Marie de La Condamine, traveled to Quito in colonial South America with the intention of precisely measuring the distance of one degree of latitude at the equator.
I read the Mapmaker's Wife because we are currently visiting Ecuador and I enjoy reading stories about places I have been
I read the Mapmaker's Wife because we are currently visiting Ecuador and I enjoy reading stories about places I have been. I did learn some interesting facts about France and Spain and their rivalry in trying to claim the territories of the indigenous peoples(read gold and silver). The last third of the book which was about the map maker and his wife was quite good and definitely a heroic story of patience and tribulations.
Yet when they returned on August 23, they found the city all stirred up, like a bee’s nest that had been disturbed. Tensions were so high that Senièrgues, who had been living in Cuenca since March, did not dare go out in public without a loaded pistol.
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Whitaker weaves a riveting tale rich in adventure, intrigue, and scientific achievement. Never before told, The Mapmaker's Wife is an epic love story that unfolds against the backdrop of a great 18th century true adventure.
Like Lewis and Clark's exploration of the American West, their incredible mission revealed the mysteries of a little-known continent to a world hungry for discovery. Scaling 16,000foot mountains in the Peruvian Andes, and braving jaguars, pumas, insects, and vampire bats in the jungle, the scientists barely completed their mission
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By (author) Robert Whitaker. Imprint Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group). Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom. 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.
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