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Joseph Banks And The English Enlightenment: Useful Knowledge And Polite Culture

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Joseph Banks's name is attached to various plant species around the world; he was President of the Royal Society, a Privy Councillor and adviser to the English government on a range of scientific and imperial issues. He was a driving force in the establishment of a penal colony at Botany Bay. Yet there are few monuments to him, and while he has been the subject of a number ...more
Hardcover, 324 pages
Published September 30th 1994 by Cambridge University Press
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