Joseph Banks

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9781860464065: Joseph Banks

One of our greatest writers about the sea has written an engrossing story of one of history's most legendary maritime explorers. Patrick O'Brian's biography of naturalist, explorer and co-founder of Australia, Joseph Banks, is narrative history at its finest. Published to rave reviews, it reveals Banks to be a man of enduring importance, and establishes itself as a classic of exploration.

"It is in his description of that arduous three-year voyage [on the ship Endeavor] that Mr. O'Brian is at his most brilliant. . . . He makes us understand what life within this wooden world was like, with its 94 male souls, two dogs, a cat and a goat."—Linda Colley, New York Times

"An absorbing, finely written overview, meant for the general reader, of a major figure in the history of natural science."—Frank Stewart, Los Angeles Times

"[This book is] the definitive biography of an extraordinary subject."—Robert Taylor, Boston Globe

"His skill at narrative and his extensive knowledge of the maritime history . . . give him a definite leg up in telling this . . . story."—Tom Clark, San Francisco Chronicle

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Joseph Banks (1743-1820) led a life of great adventure. As a naturalist, he accompanied Captain James Cook on expeditions to Australia and Tahiti, where he cataloged new species of plants and animals; as an explorer, he helped chart sea passages along the coast of Canada to the Arctic. He was also at the center of power in his time, enjoying an on-again, off-again friendship with King George III and cultivating acquaintances with the leading scientists and statesmen of his time. Patrick O'Brian, well known for his captivating seafaring novels, brings dramatic flair to retelling the incidents of Banks's life, which are closely tied to the expansion of the British empire.

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O'Brian, creator of the popular fiction series depicting the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars, demonstrates his considerable research talents with this biography. Banks (1743-1820), who served for over 40 years as president of the Royal Society, Britain's oldest scientific institution, was the quintessential Englishman of this period. As a young botanist, Banks accompanied Captain Cook on a global voyage that culminated in the "discovery" of Australia. Later Banks helped to establish London's Kew Gardens as the world's greatest botanical center. A man of unusual energy and influence, he was instrumental in promoting the careers of other notable men. His considerable correspondence and journals have allowed O'Brian to write a solid biography that is rich in scholarship and engaging in style. Recommended for public libraries.
- Laurie Bartolini, Lin coln Lib., Springfield, Ill.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Descripción Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. UK ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Sir Joseph Banks, botanist, explorer, President of the Royal Society and one of Australia s founding fathers, was among the most influential figures of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. As a young man he accompanied Captain Cook on his voyage of discovery to Australia, in later years he was instrumental in establishing Kew Gardens as the greatest botanical centre in the world and he knew just about everybody who mattered in the scientific circles of the time. Patrick O Brian s masterly biography draws on much hitherto unpublished material. Far from being the colossus of science traditionally imagined, Joseph Banks emerges here as a warm-hearted enthusiast whose legacy survives not only in the record of his botanizing in the South Seas but in the development of the Australian continent and in the tenor and tradition of subsequent scientific inquiry. Nº de ref. de la librería AB99781860464065

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Descripción Vintage, 1997. Estado de conservación: New. 1997. New Ed. Paperback. This is a biography of Sir Joseph Banks, botanist, explorer, President of the Royal Society and one of Australia's founding fathers. He was among the most influential figures of the 18th and 19th centuries, accompanying Captain Cook on his voyage of discovery to Australia. Num Pages: 336 pages. BIC Classification: BG; PST. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 136 x 26. Weight in Grams: 360. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9781860464065

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Descripción Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. UK ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Sir Joseph Banks, botanist, explorer, President of the Royal Society and one of Australia s founding fathers, was among the most influential figures of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. As a young man he accompanied Captain Cook on his voyage of discovery to Australia, in later years he was instrumental in establishing Kew Gardens as the greatest botanical centre in the world and he knew just about everybody who mattered in the scientific circles of the time. Patrick O Brian s masterly biography draws on much hitherto unpublished material. Far from being the colossus of science traditionally imagined, Joseph Banks emerges here as a warm-hearted enthusiast whose legacy survives not only in the record of his botanizing in the South Seas but in the development of the Australian continent and in the tenor and tradition of subsequent scientific inquiry. Nº de ref. de la librería AB99781860464065

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Descripción Vintage. Estado de conservación: New. 1997. New Ed. Paperback. This is a biography of Sir Joseph Banks, botanist, explorer, President of the Royal Society and one of Australia's founding fathers. He was among the most influential figures of the 18th and 19th centuries, accompanying Captain Cook on his voyage of discovery to Australia. Num Pages: 336 pages. BIC Classification: BG; PST. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 136 x 26. Weight in Grams: 360. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9781860464065

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Descripción Random House, 1997. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería F4-9781860464065

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Descripción The Harvill Press, 1997. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111860464068

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