The Life of Sir Joseph Banks: President of the Royal Society, with Some Notices of his Friends and Contemporaries

The Life of Sir Joseph Banks: President of the Royal Society, with Some Notices of his Friends and Contemporaries

by Edward Smith

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108031127
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/11/2011
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Life Sciences Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Early years; 2. Round the world with Captain Cook; 3. Visit to Iceland. Cook's second and third voyages; 4. President of the Royal Society; 5. The Royal Society continued; 6. Kew Gardens. George III; 7. Plant collectors; 8. Bligh's voyages in the 'Bounty' and 'Providence'; 9. Various adventures; 10. Maecenas and his happenings; 11. The Scoffer abroad; 12. European fame; 13. The founding of Australia; 14. Captain Flinders and Robert Brown; 15. Icelandic affairs; 16. The rise of new learned societies; 17. Revival of botanical exploration; 18. Failing health, but unflagging zeal; 19. Some friends of later years; 20. 'A fine old English gentleman'; 21. The end; Index.

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