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Book Description:An ambitious and meticulously researched biography, this title details the life of famed scientist FranĂ§ois PĂ©ronâ€”from his early years spent in the French revolutionary army to an ambitious medical student who gained a place as an assistant zoologist on Nicolas Baudinâ€™s expedition to Australian waters. Discussing the expeditionâ€”which was famously marked by the vexed relationship between PĂ©ron and Baudinâ€”this life story tells of PĂ©ronâ€™s profound achievements, including the pioneering observations in zoological, oceanographic, and ethnographic studies. A balanced assessment of the difficult yet engaging relationship between PĂ©ron and Baudin, this biography also acts as an analysis of the conduct of science during some of the most turbulent years in French history.
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