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Banks, Joseph 1743-1820

Works: 1,418 works in 2,526 publications in 4 languages and 25,763 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Diaries  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Manuscripts  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Popular works  History 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Editor, Honoree, Other, Contributor, Recipient, Attributed name, Narrator, Compiler, Creator, Illustrator, Collector
Classifications: QH31.B19, B
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The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks, 1768-1771 by Joseph Banks( Book )

24 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is part II of Joseph Banks' journal from March, 1770 to July, 1771. It contains observations of New Zealand, Botany Bay, the coast of New South Wales, New Guinea, Timor, Batavia, Capetown and St Helena
An introduction to natural philosophy by William Nicholson( Book )

23 editions published between 1788 and 1795 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks ... : during Captain Cook's first voyage in H.M.S. Endeavour in 1768-71 to Terra del Fuego, Otahite, New Zealand, Australia, the Dutch East Indies, etc. by Joseph Banks( Book )

17 editions published between 1896 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogus bibliothec historico-naturalis Josephi Banks by Joseph Banks( Book )

11 editions published in 1966 in Latin and English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naturwissenschaft / Bibliographie
Joseph Banks in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1766; his diary, manuscripts, and collections by A. M Lysaght( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 145 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 )

26 editions published between 1805 and 1834 in English and Undetermined and held by 95 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 )

3 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 by Alessandro Volta( Book )

2 editions published in 1800 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Desiderata bibliotheca Banksiana] by Joseph Banks( Book )

20 editions published between 1790 and 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Joseph Banks, K.B., P.R.S.; the autocrat of the philosophers by Hector Charles Cameron( Book )

3 editions published in 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 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"
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The letters of Sir Joseph Banks : a selection, 1768-1820
Alternative Names
Bancks, Josephus 1743-1820

Banks, Iosephvm 1743-1820

Banks, Jos. 1743-1820

Banks, Joseph 1743-1820 Sir

Banks, Joseph 1743-1820 Sir, bart

Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820

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

Banks, Josephus 1743-1820

Iosephus Banks

Joseph Banks angielski botanik

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

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English (497)

French (21)

Latin (7)

Polish (1)

The letters of Sir Joseph Banks : a selection, 1768-1820The conjurer's bird : a novelSex, botany & empire : the story of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph BanksThe age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of scienceJoseph Banks and the English Enlightenment : useful knowledge and polite cultureScience in the service of empire : Joseph Banks, the British state and the uses of science in the age of revolutionThe conjuror's bird