• "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