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The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World

The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Musgrave, Toby

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A fascinating life of Sir Joseph Banks which restores him to his proper place in history as a leading scientific figure of the English Enlightenment As official botanist on James Cook's first circumnavigation, the longest-serving president of the Royal Society, advisor to King Ge...orge III, the father of Australia, and the man who established Kew as the world's leading botanical garden, Sir Joseph Banks was integral to the English Enlightenment. Yet he has not received the recognition that his multifarious achievements deserve. In this engaging account, Toby Musgrave reveals the true extent of Banks's contributions to science and Britain. From an early age Banks pursued his passion for natural history through study and extensive travel, most famously on the HMS Endeavour. He went on to become a pivotal figure in the advancement of British scientific, economic, and colonial interests. With his enquiring, enterprising mind and extensive network of correspondents, Banks's reputation and influence were global. Drawing widely on Banks's writings, Musgrave sheds light on Banks's profound impact on British science and empire in an age of rapid advancement.
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ISBN 9780300259209
Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
Publisher Yale University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780300259209
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Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Released 1 Jun 2021
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Musgrave, Toby
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
British & Irish History
Biology & Life Sciences
Geographical Discovery & Exploration
History Of Engineering & Technology
Number of Pages 386
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 508.092
Weight 666g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Botany - History, Natural history, Explorers - Biography - Great Britain, Naturalists - Biography - Great Britain, Enlightenment - Great Britain
NBS Text Biography: Science, Technology & Medical
ONIX Text General/trade