|Documents the pioneering round-the-world journey of adventurer Jeanne Baret, tracing how she disguised herself as a boy to accompany her lover, botanist Philibert Commerson, on his 18th-century voyage before her true gender was exposed.|
|A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the |
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