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    DescriptionThis 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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    The Rattlesnake
    A Voyage of Discovery to the Coral Sea
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jordan Goodman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 285 g
    ISBN 13: 9780571210787
    ISBN 10: 0571210783

    BIC E4L: GEO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QSP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.4
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26630
    BISAC V2.8: SCI030000
    BIC subject category V2: BTH, WTLP
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QSP
    DC22: 910.916476
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    Thema V1.0: RGR, WTLP, DNXH
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.), maps
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    16 March 2006
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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.
    Review quote
    "'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"