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The Rattlesnake : A Voyage of Discovery to the Coral Sea

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By (author) Jordan Goodman

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This is the epic, and beautifully-told story of a great voyage of exploration. HMS Rattlesnake, an aging British warship, was commissioned in 1846 to survey Australia's treacherous Great Barrier Reef and to produce the first detailed chart of the New Guinea coast. At stake was the pre-eminence of British sea power - and the ambitions of those on board.

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 32mm | 281.23g
  • 16 Mar 2006
  • FABER & FABER
  • London
  • Illustrations (some col.), maps
  • 0571210783
  • 9780571210787
  • 442,789

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Author Information

Jordan Goodman is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College, London. He has published extensively in the history of science and medicine and cultural history. The Rattlesnake, his first book for Faber, involved extensive research in both Australia and the UK.

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"'Absorbing and revealing.' Sir David Attenborough 'Invaluable.' Sarah Wheeler, The Times 'Gripping stuff. So tense it reads more like something from a thriller than a history.' Andrew Taylor, Literary Review"

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