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Joseph Banks and the English Enlightenment

Useful Knowledge and Polite Culture

by John Gascoigne

  • 55 Want to read
  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • Botany & plant sciences,
  • c 1700 to c 1800,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • England,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Political Science / History & Theory,
  • Science--Great Britain--History--18th century

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7745548M
    ISBN 100521542111
    ISBN 109780521542111
    OCLC/WorldCa78978058

    This is a story about three extraordinary young men and a book more than years in the making. The first is Joseph Banks, a wealthy, well-educated member of the English upper class, equal parts.   The English Enlightenment was, above all, a worldly age, one deeply interested in the world, and one to which nothing human was alien or automatically to be condemned.

      Joseph Banks is one of the most significant figures of the English Enlightenment. This book places his work in promoting 'imperial science', in the context of the consolidation of the British State during a time of extraordinary upheaval. The American, French and Industrial Revolutions unleashed intense and dramatic change, placing growing Author: John Gascoigne. 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 George III, the "father of Australia," and the man who established.

      The papers in this issue explore new perspectives on the career of Sir Joseph Banks (–) and the scientific culture of his time. They were first presented in a series of workshops held at University College London, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Society for the AHRC-funded Network Grant ‘Joseph Banks: science, culture and the remaking of Cited by: 1. 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 George III, the "father of Australia," and the man who established Kew as the world's leading botanical garden, Sir.


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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. Joseph Banks and the English Enlightenment by John Gascoigne,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(3).

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Get this from a library. Joseph Banks and the English Enlightenment: useful knowledge and polite culture. [John Gascoigne] -- Biography of Joseph Banks () that examines his life and work in the context of the Enlightenment and seeks to provide an analysis of some of the major scientific and cultural preoccupations.

As was the case with many Enlightenment scientists, Banks was a wealthy member of the English upper class. He paid his own way on the ship, as well that of his eight staff and colleagues. Sir Joseph Banks, 1st Baronet, GCB, PRS (24 February [O.S.

13 February] – 19 June ) was an English naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences. Banks made his name on the natural history expedition to Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and by sending botanists around the world to collect plants, he made Kew the world's leading botanical gardens.

The Enlightenment of Joseph Banks [Goodman, Jordan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Enlightenment of Joseph BanksAuthor: Jordan Goodman. Search this site: Humanities.

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Gascoigne, John () Joseph Banks and the English Enlightenment: Useful Knowledge and Polite Culture Cambridge: Cambridge University Press ISBN Gascoigne, John () Science in the Service of Empire: Joseph Banks, The British State and the Uses of Science in the Age of Revolution.

This book places the work of Joseph Banks in the context of the Enlightenment. It aims at a better understanding of Banks himself as well as seeking to provide an analysis of some of the major scientific and cultural preoccupations of late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century British society.

“Combines depth of research with concise exposition of Banks’s remarkable career.”—John Gascoigne, author of Joseph Banks and the English Enlightenment “At long last - a book that shines new light on such a key figure in history.

From botanical gardens to Botany Bay, Joseph Banks’s brilliance radiates throughout this important and. As official botanist on James Cook's first circumnavigation, the longest-serving president of the Royal Society, advisor to King George 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.

Joseph Banks is one of the most significant figures of the English Enlightenment. This book places his work in promoting 'imperial science', in the context of the consolidation of the British State during a time of extraordinary upheaval. This book places the work of Joseph Banks in the context of the Enlightenment.

It aims at a better understanding of Banks himself as well as seeking to provide an analysis of some of the major scientific and cultural preoccupations of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century British society. Joseph Banks has 45 books on Goodreads with ratings.

Joseph Banks’s most popular book is Journal of the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks. About this book. As official botanist on James Cook's first circumnavigation, the longest-serving president of the Royal Society, advisor to King George III, the "father of Australia", and the man who established Kew as the world's leading botanical garden, Sir.

The Age of Enlightenment was preceded by and closely associated with the scientific revolution. Earlier philosophers whose work influenced the Enlightenment included Bacon and Descartes.

The major figures of the Enlightenment included Beccaria, Baruch Spinoza, Diderot, Kant, Hume, Rousseau and Adam European rulers, including Catherine II of Russia, Joseph II of Austria and Frederick Followed by: Victorian era.ISBN A short book about the exploits of Joseph Banks and his relationship with Carl Linneaus Gascoigne, John, Joseph Banks and the English Enlightenment: Useful Knowledge and Polite Culture, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, Lloc d'enterrament: Londres.

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 George III, the "father of Australia," and the man who established Kew as the world's leading botanical garden, Sir.