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William Dampier

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  • "Dampier was outstanding as both the first three-time circumnavigator of the globe and an adventurous naturalist. His popular travel journals introduced the words "barbecue," "chopsticks," and "avocado" to the English public. Some consider him the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe; others for Samuel Taylore Coleridge's poem, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.""

    --Joyce Appleby, Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination (New York and London: W.W. Norton & Co., 2013), p. 193

    December 28, 2016