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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(197mm x 126mm x 26mm)
Faber & Faber
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Author Biography - Jordan Goodman
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.