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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 observations on sea-bathing, and the use of the mineral waters, to which is annexed a dispensatory for the use of private practitioners by William Buchan( Book )

51 editions published between 1789 and 1798 in English and held by 455 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
The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks, 1768-1771 by Joseph Banks( Book )

38 editions published between 1959 and 1963 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is part I of Joseph Banks' journal written between 25 August, 1768 and 30 March, 1770. It contains his observations of the Canary Islands, Brazil, Tierra del Fuego, The Society Islands and New Zealand
An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His Present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour : drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq; by John Hawkesworth( Book )

55 editions published between 1773 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bestseller in its day, this three-volume work vividly recounts significant voyages made by Britain's leading navigators. A prominent figure in London cultural life, John Hawkesworth (c.1720-73) was commissioned by the Admiralty to compile, from the captains' journals, the official record of voyages which included James Cook's first journey to the South Pacific. Reissued here is the Dublin edition based on the first printing of 1773; a second edition appeared later in the year. Critical opinion was fierce, however, with Hawkesworth accused of impiety, manipulating the original texts and promoting the sexual freedoms of Pacific islanders. Devastated by these attacks, he died the same year. Later taken aboard the Beagle with Darwin, the work still speaks to scholars and students of nautical exploration. Volume 3 continues Cook's account of his first voyage, including the first sighting of Australia and his landing at Botany Bay
Joseph Banks in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1766; his diary, manuscripts, and collections by A. M Lysaght( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diary of voyage on board Niger, 1766, scientific manuscripts, and detailed account of his biological collections
An introduction to natural philosophy by William Nicholson( Book )

22 editions published between 1788 and 1795 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

25 editions published between 1805 and 1815 in English and held by 92 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 )

29 editions published between 1790 and 2005 in English and held by 26 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 )

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

The art of improving the breeds of domestic animals by John Saunders Sebright( Book )

4 editions published in 1809 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 8 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/."
Joseph Banks : a life by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), was a naturalist, explorer, president for more than forty years of the Royal Society, Britain's oldest scientific institution, and one of Australia's founding fathers. He first rose to fame when, as a young botanist, he accompanied Captain Cook on his epic circumnavigation that resulted in the discovery of Australia. He was a central figure in a generation that transformed an insular monarchy into a modern industrial powerhouse. Yet a complete picture of Banks's long life has never emerged from the vast archive left at his death." "The young Banks sailed on expeditions to North America and Iceland as well as the Pacific; he was also instrumental in establishing Kew Gardens as one of the world's greatest botanical centers. An indefatigable correspondent, he had a wide circle of friends and associates, including Cuvier, Watt, Samuel Johnson, and Edward Gibbon." "Patrick O'Brian's masterful biography, which makes full use of Banks's letters and journals (some hitherto unknown), brings from the shadows a man of enduring importance. Banks emerges as a cheerful, forthright, and hospitable man whose true genius lay in promoting the enthusiasms of others. His legacy survives not only in his magnificent Florilegium, the record of his botanical studies in the South Seas, but in the development of the Australian continent and the tenor and tradition of subsequent scientific enterprise. Joseph Banks: A Life, gracefully written by one of England's prose masters, provides a fascinating overview of a full and important life."--BOOK JACKET
A narrative of the extraordinary adventures of four Russian sailors : who were cast away on the desert island of East-Spitzbergen. To which is added, a droll story of a fisherman by Joseph Banks( Book )

7 editions published between 1799 and 1800 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The letters of Sir Joseph Banks : a selection, 1768-1820
Alternative Names
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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 (546)

French (18)

German (2)

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Joseph Banks : a lifeSex, botany & empire : the story of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph BanksThe age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of scienceScience 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 life of Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society : with some notices of his friends and contemporariesSexual encounters : Pacific texts, modern sexualities