John Nicol, Mariner Life and Adventures 1776-1801

By: Flannery, Tim (ed)

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content > This is the life of an ordinary seaman at the time of the beginning of scientific exploration. John Nicol a seaman on the voyages of discovery and later trade to Australia, the Americas and to Africa. He observed life of the captains, the ordinary men at sea and the people of the lands he visited. He went to sea at an early age was imprisoned, married and lived to 94 and died in England. The diarys are a remarkable work of an eyewitness to history. It is written and edited in an easly readable style and brings history to life. review > There are two reasons to read this book. First, a marvellous account of life at sea in the 18th century, written beautifully and yet spontaneously by a simple sailor. Second, a moving human microstory of genuine love, adventure and lost hope. The two intertwine magnificently and I could not help identifying with the writer's plight.

Title: John Nicol, Mariner Life and Adventures 1776-1801

Author Name: Flannery, Tim (ed)


Publisher: Australia, The Text Publishing Co: 1997

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: None issued

Size: 20.5cm

Seller ID: 009962

Keywords: Flannery Nicol Sailor Maritime Discovery,