Here, his life in botany is told through some of the intriguing objects, books and plants from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - the place he held dear until his death in 1820.
Author: Christina Harrison
Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820)--the unofficial first director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew--was a peerless scientific adventurer and pioneer. Not only did he reveal the floral wonders of the South Pacific, New Zealand, and Australia to European eyes, but he set Kew Gardens on its path to becoming the world's foremost botanic garden, bringing in a wealth of rare and useful plants with far-reaching impact. He helped to raise botanical science to new heights and brought many new beautiful plants to Britain, which we now take for granted in our gardens. Quite simply, no one before or after Banks has had such influence in the sphere of botany. The Botanical Adventures of Joseph Banks is an unprecedented look at Banks's botanical life, providing a breezy and entertaining history of his invaluable contributions by highlighting a selection of the intriguing objects, books, and plants from the collections at Kew Gardens--the place he held dear all his life. Banks had a hand in some of Britain's most well-known historical expeditions, including James Cook's Endeavour voyages in the Pacific and William Bligh's Bounty, and the book lavishly showcases his nautical adventures as well as his dedication to botany with art, photos, and engravings from Kew's collections. Published to coincide with the bicentennial anniversary of his death, The Botanical Adventures of Joseph Banks is a colorful introduction to a one-of-a-kind figure in British history.
A World Tour of Botanical Adventures, Chance Discoveries and Strange Specimens Ambra Edwards ... Andre Deutsch, 2009 Fry, Carolyn, The World of Kew, BBC Books, 2006 Gooding, Mabberley & Studholme, Joseph Banks's Florilegium. Botanical ...
Author: Ambra Edwards
Publisher: Hachette UK
RHS Staff Pick of the Year 2021 Spectator Gardening Book of the year 2021 'A refreshingly insightful history of plant introductions.' - Roy Lancaster Travel the world with extraordinary tales of the botanical discoveries that have shaped empires, built (and destroyed) economies, revolutionised medicine and advanced our understanding of science. Circling the globe from Australia's Botany Bay to the Tibetan plateau, from the deserts of Southern Africa to the jungles of Brazil, this book presents an incredible cast of characters - dedicated researchers and reckless adventurers, physicians, lovers and thieves. Meet dauntless Scots explorer David Douglas and visionary Prussian thinker Alexander von Humboldt, the 'Green Samurai' Mikinori Ogisu and the intrepid 17th century entomologist Maria Sibylla Merian - the first woman known to have made a living from science. Beautifully illustrated with over 100 botanical artworks from the archives of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this absorbing book tells the stories of how plants have travelled across the world - from the missions of the Pharaohs right up to 21st century seed-banks and the many new and endangered species being named every year. *** THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW is a world-famous research organisation and a major international visitor attraction. It harnesses the power of its science, the rich diversity of its gardens and collections to unearth why plants and fungi matter to everyone. Its aspiration is to end the extinction crisis and help create a world where nature and biodiversity are protected, valued and managed sustainably.
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During Captain Cook's First Voyage in HMS Endeavour in 1768-71 to Terra Del Fuego, Otahite, New Zealand, Australia, the Dutch East Indies, Etc. Banks, Joseph Banks Joseph Dalton Hooker. to drain the Serpentine, in order to obtain some ...
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A fascinating account of the voyage of the Endeavour across the Pacific Ocean, by Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820).
He joined John Oxley's Expedition to the Macquarie River, which turned out extremely interesting in a botanical point of view. He remained a Kew Collector until 1831, and his work is commemorated in a grand monograph of the New Zealand ...
Author: Edward Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This 1911 biography reveals the extraordinary influence of the wealthy botanist Banks on eighteenth-century science, exploration and society.
SIR JOSEPH BANKS to drain the Serpentine , in order to obtain some light on the fishes it contained . XXV In May 1766 he was elected F.R.S. , at the early age of twenty - three , and in the summer of that year accompanied his friend ...
with Mr. Allan Cunningham , the Government Botanist ; entered the Brisbane River at 10 o'clock , and reached Brisbane ... it to be as stated . gives an account ( inter alia ) of Cunningham's adventure THE BANKSIAN BOTANICAL COLLECTORS .
By then, the torch of botanical exploration had been passed on to William Hooker's son, Joseph, who was arguably the ... But Wrst we want to tell you about the adventures of Banks's other spiritual heirs, including his greatest prote ...
Author: Mary Gribbin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This fascinating account of eleven remarkable, eccentric, dedicated, and sometimes obsessive individuals that established the science of botany brings to life these extraordinary adventurers and draws out the scientific and cultural value of their work and its legacy.
David Mabberley, “Foreword,” and Neil Chambers, “Editorial Principles,” in Joseph Banks,The Letters of Sir Joseph Banks: A ... Banks Letters, 1:222, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England; for Bacstrom's later adventures see Calendar, ed.
Author: Harry LIEBERSOHN
Publisher: Harvard University Press
An unforgettable voyage filled with delightful characters, dramatic encounters, and rich cultural details, The Travelers' World heralds a moment of intellectual preparation for the modern global era. Harry Liebersohn examines the transformation of global knowledge during the great age of scientific exploration. We now travel effortlessly to distant places, but the questions about perception, truth, and knowledge that these intercontinental mediators faced still resonate.
However, he does suggest someone else who might be interested: the naturalist Joseph Banks who had accompanied Captain Cook upon his famous first voyage aboard Endeavour, and who was at the time overseeing the creation of the botanical ...
Author: Stephen Leach
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Peter Perez Burdett (1733–1793) was the first person to practise aquatint engraving in Britain. He was also an ambitious map-maker, publishing a prize-winning map of Derbyshire and inspiring the creation of a series of inter-connected county maps, from Lancashire to Warwickshire. Furthermore, after his emigration to Germany, he oversaw the mapping of Baden. He is perhaps best known as the friend and artistic advisor of Joseph Wright of Derby. It is usually assumed that his influence upon Wright ceased after his emigration to Germany in 1774. This book presents evidence that suggests that this may not have been the case. In the course of his adventurous life, Burdett crossed paths with many of the luminaries of the Enlightenment, including Erasmus Darwin, Matthew Boulton, Benjamin Franklin, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire and the Holy Roman Emperor, to name but a few. This book is his first biography. By the same author: Joseph Wright and the Final Farewell.