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In 1765, Jeanne Baret, a 26-year-old working-class woman, disguised herself as a teenage boy and signed on as assistant to her lover, the eminent botanist Philibert Commerson, who had been appointed to a grand new expedition: the first French circumnavigation of the world. Illus.
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