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Omai, a Tahitian who visited London 1774-7, with Poster Boy of the 1770s, Joseph Banks and Solander. Companion or trophy?
Apr 19, 2012 12:43PM
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Ch.6: Appealing and flirtatious: Humphrey Davey (without the lamp just yet)
Ch.7: Vitalism. Three cheers for William Lawrence who argued that science "had an autonomous right to express its views fearlessly and objectively, without interference from Church or state." Huzzah!
May 20, 2012 09:44AM
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Ch.4: Herschel's forty foot telescope:

Ch.5: The wonderfully named Mungo Park
May 19, 2012 04:54AM
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Ch.3: "Ballooning proved to have extraordinary theatrical power to attract crowds, embody longing, and mix terror and the sublime with farce. It became showmanship, carnival, pure euphoria. A successful balloon launch, in the hands of one of the early masters like Pilatre, Lunardi or Blanchard, became a communal expression of hope and wonder, of courage and comedy."
May 19, 2012 03:00AM
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Ch. 2: Herschel, who, according to Dr Johnson "can show you in the night sky what no man before has ever seen, by some wonderful improvements he has made in the telescope. What he has to show is indeed a long way off, and perhaps concerns us little, but all truth is valuable and all knowledge pleasing in its first effects, and may subsequently be useful."
Apr 25, 2012 10:41AM
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Tiny print>tired eyes>low page count.
Apr 17, 2012 02:10PM
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Joseph Banks - scrumptious.
Apr 17, 2012 06:25AM
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