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Banks, Sir Joseph

(1743–1820) naturalist who sailed with Captain James Cook to the Pacific and collected extensively, particularly plants. He financed his own expeditions and became unofficial director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Under his direction Kew became the most famous botanical garden in the world. His plant and entomological collections are in the British Museum and over 1400 of his books are in the British Library.
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The protagonists of Klancher's account of the rise and fall of these ambitious institutions are figures usually given supporting roles in histories of Romantic literature and culture: Joseph Banks, Count Rumford, Thomas Dibdin, Humphry Davy, and Charles Lyell.
Throughout that season, the famed naturalist and Adams's close friend, Joseph Banks, wandered the coast and hills of the area.
With the support of British politicians and influential scientists such as Joseph Banks, the East India Company established botanical gardens that conducted scientific experiments to assess the economic potential of various plants.
Woolly aphids (Eriosoma lanigerum) have been with us since the late 18th century when Sir Joseph Banks first reported their presence in London.
Starting with botanist Joseph Banks's 1769 arrival in Tahiti and ending with Charles Darwin's trip to the Galapagos in 1831, The Age of Wonder offers a group portrait of British scientists in an era--the late 18th and early 19th centuries--that Holmes claims was dominated not only by a Romantic imagination but also by major scientific advances.
As far as the 35 per cent left in the office space is concerned, Joseph banks on higher tax rates in Eur-ope pushing corporations to establish their headquarters elsewhere, including Dubai.
He takes us through the lives of Joseph Banks (Royal Society), William Herschel (astronomer, philosopher), Mungo Park (explorer), Humphry Davy (chemist), Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein), among others.
It's about how the activities of Linnaeus and Joseph Banks changed the way the world saw plants.
Much attention is given to Cook's companions Joseph Banks and the Forsters (father and son), who contributed greatly to the scholarly successes of the voyages.
He concentrates on three men: Joseph Banks (botanist and explorer).