A not so Pacific voyage: the 'floating laboratory' of Nicolas Baudin.

@article{Kingston2007ANS,
  title={A not so Pacific voyage: the 'floating laboratory' of Nicolas Baudin.},
  author={R. Kingston},
  journal={Endeavour},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={
          145-51
        }
}
Nicolas Baudin's voyage to Australia in 1800 was particularly fractious. Many officers and scientists deserted. When stories of mission mismanagement leaked back to France, Baudin's reputation--and the public reputation of the expedition as a whole--was left in tatters. All was not Baudin's fault, however. Scientific rivalries--disputes over credit and quarrels over mission priorities--undermined his mission from the start, and explain why his attempt to use a 'public' journal to foster… Expand
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