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  • Lively... extraordinary life - an unlikely combination of plundering and pioneering achievements in natural history and exploration

    The Sunday Times
  • Gripping and well-researched... An impressive achievement

  • This long overdue biography wonderfully brings to life one of the most important explorers of the seventeenth century

    Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea
  • This eloquently enthusiastic biography, besides charting Dampier's astonishing achievements, offers fascinating information about his times

    The Age, Melbourne

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