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Author Whitaker, Robert.

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

Published New York : Basic Books, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  981.1032092 WHIT    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xiv, 352 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 In the early years of the 18th century, a band of French scientists set off on a daring, decade-long expedition to South America in a race to measure the precise shape of the earth. This is the story of Isabel Grames, who became stranded in the Amazon--an epic love story that unfolds against the backdrop of the greatest expedition the world has ever known.
Subject Godin des Odonais, Isabelle de Grandmaison, 1728?- -- Travel -- Amazon River Region.
Godin des Odonais, Jean, 1713-1792.
Mission géodésique (France)
Scientific expeditions -- Ecuador -- History -- 18th century.
Amazon River Region -- Description and travel.
Ecuador -- Biography.
France -- Biography.
ISBN 0738208086