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Banks, Joseph 1743-1820

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Domestic medicine, or, A treatise on the prevention and cure of diseases by regimen and simple medicines : with an appendix, containing a dispensatory for the use of private practitioners : to which are added, observations on diet ... by William Buchan( Book )

46 editions published between 1789 and 1798 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking the view that medicine is as much the art of avoiding ill health as it is the cure of disease, physician William Buchan (1729-1805) published this home health guide in 1769. The first part is devoted to preventing ailments through proper diet and exercise, while the second part helps families diagnose and treat maladies ranging from coughs and hiccups to jaundice and gout. Buchan showed particular concern for the health of women and children, whom he believed were often misunderstood and neglected. He condemned corsets and restrictive infant swaddling, discouraged 'high living' and indolence, and blamed the high child-mortality rate on upper-class ignorance of child-rearing wisdom. His book became the most popular health guide prior to the twentieth century, with over a hundred editions by 1871. This reissue is of the first edition. Its diagnoses of physical (and cultural) ailments will illuminate eighteenth-century concerns for modern readers
Joseph Banks in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1766; his diary, manuscripts, and collections by A. M Lysaght( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diary of voyage on board Niger, 1766, scientific manuscripts, and detailed account of his biological collections
A short account of the cause of the disease in corn, called by farmers the blight, the mildew, and the rust by Joseph Banks( Book )

23 editions published between 1805 and 1815 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to natural philosophy : Illustrated with copperplates. by William Nicholson( Book )

16 editions published between 1788 and 1795 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from the Hon. David Humphreys, F.R.S. to the Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Banks ... containing some account of the serpent of the ocean, frequently seen in Gloucester bay by David Humphreys( Book )

7 editions published in 1817 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Desiderata bibliotheca Banksiana] by Joseph Banks( Book )

28 editions published between 1790 and 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of improving the breeds of domestic animals : in a letter addressed to the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks, K.B. by John Saunders Sebright( Book )

4 editions published in 1809 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the electricity excited by the mere contact of conducting substances of different kinds : In a letter from Alexander Volta ... to Sir Joseph Banks, bart by Alessandro Volta( Book )

2 editions published in 1800 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Sir Joseph Banks : a selection, 1768-1820 by Joseph Banks( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sir Joseph Banks was man of science, of affairs, and of letters. He circumnavigated the globe with Lieutenant James Cook on H.M.S. Endeavour, 1768-1771, taking with him a team of naturalists, illustrators and assistants at a personal cost of £10,000. Together they made unprecedented collections of flora and fauna in many of the places H.M.S. Endeavour visited. Banks also led the first British scientific expedition to Iceland in 1772. Later, he settled in London, and assembled an enormous library and herbarium at 32 Soho Square. His collections were remarkable both for their size and for the unique material from the Pacific they contained. In 1778, Banks was elected President of the Royal Society, a position he held for over 41 years -- the longest anyone has served in that capacity. As President he fostered enlightened relations between scientists across Europe throughout a period of conflict and turbulent change. He was also Special Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, which flourished under his control, becoming greater than any other. Voyages of discovery were mounted with his help to explore new lands, to obtain and move plants from one part of the world to another, and to further British interests abroad. He was also an influential privy councillor, and an advisor to George III and successive governments. Banks was at the scientific and social centre of Georgian life for more than five decades. As such he developed a global network of correspondence, using letters to further knowledge, and ultimately to shape events in the cause of empire. He suggested the possibility of establishing colonies on the east coast of Australia, and then he actively supported them for the remainder of his life. He has therefore been regarded by some as the 'Father of Australia'. Furthermore, in the Napoleonic Wars he acted to save the population of Iceland when its trade was seized by the British. His views could hardly be avoided on matters of botany or horticulture, drainage or agriculture, on coinage, exploration or science in general. Yet he was a warm, authoritative writer with a direct, flowing prose style. His letters make fascinating reading for their variety, as well as the insight into his public and private life they provide. This selection is made from the remaining 6,000 letters Banks wrote, and will introduce many readers to a deeply impressive figure, who is rapidly being recognized as one of the great men of his age. More details about the Sir Joseph Banks Archive Project can be found at http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/banks/."
An epistle from Oberea, Queen of Otaheite : to Joseph Banks, Esq. Translated by T. Q. Z. Esq. Professor of the Otaheite language in Dublin, ... and enriched with historical and explanatory notes by Scott( Book )

2 editions published in 1774 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in imitation of Ovid, the poem pokes fun at Banks and his purportedly amorous shore leave on Tahiti (Banks had a considerable reputation as a ladies' man). The poem masquerades as an affectionate letter from Queen Oberea of Tahiti, who recollects her encounters with Banks. In the text, which incorporates notes from Hawkesworth's account of Cook's first voyage, Banks is cast as Ulysses and the Queen as Calypso
 
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The letters of Sir Joseph Banks : a selection, 1768-1820
Alternative Names
Bancks, Josephus 1743-1820

Banks, Iosephvm 1743-1820

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Banks, Joseph

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Banks, Joseph, Sir, bart., 1743-1820

Banks, Josephus 1743-1820

Iosephus Banks

Joseph Banks angielski botanik

Joseph Banks Brits botanicus (1743-1820)

Joseph Banks ein englischer Naturforscher, insbesondere Botaniker

Joseph Banks naturalista e botanico inglese

Sir Joseph Banks

Τζόζεφ Μπανκς

Бэнкс, Джозеф

Джозеф Банкс

Джозеф Бенкс

Џозеф Бенкс

ג'וזף בנקס

جوزف بینکس

جوزيف بانكس

ژوزف بنکس

제1대 뱅크스 준남작 조지프 뱅크스

ジョゼフ・バンクス

约瑟夫·班克斯

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English (450)

French (2)

Serbian (1)

Polish (1)

Russian (1)

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The conjurer's bird : a novelThe age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of scienceSex, botany & empire : the story of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph BanksScience in the service of empire : Joseph Banks, the British state and the uses of science in the age of revolutionJoseph Banks and the English Enlightenment : useful knowledge and polite cultureThe conjuror's birdThe life of Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society : with some notices of his friends and contemporaries