Australasia's Biggest Online Store

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), botanist and patron of science, was a pivotal figure in eighteenth-century intellectual circles. He travelled around the world with Captain Cook as naturalist on the Endeavour (1768-1771), exploring first Tahiti, then Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia, and contributed GBP10,000 of his personal wealth to help finance the expedition. He became President of the Royal Society and scientific adviser to the Royal Gardens at Kew, counting George III as a personal friend. He both helped plan the first penal colony in New South Wales, and bred Merino sheep to be farmed there. He promoted the geological mapping of England, Flinders' circumnavigation of Australia, and the transfer of breadfruit from the Pacific to the West Indies (the objective of the Bounty voyage that ended in mutiny). This 1911 study, based on extensive archival research, was the first detailed biography of this remarkable and influential man.
Product Details

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.

Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Life of Sir Joseph Banks: President of the Royal Society, with Some Notices of His Friends and Contemporaries (Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top