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Banks (Hardback)

By Kieza, Grantlee

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Lust, science, adventure - Joseph Banks and his voyages of discovery Explorer, naturalist and president of Britain's Royal Society, Sir Joseph Banks was a larger-than-life character best known for his promotion of science. In 1768 Banks joined Captain James Cook's expedition to t...he South Pacific. The 30,000 specimens he brought back generated enormous interest, as did the sometimes racy written account of the journey, which chronicled his frequent amorous exploits. Banks' passion for the new and unusual flora of Australia led him to recommend Botany Bay to parliament as an excellent place for a penal settlement, despite the fact the soil was poor and there was no fresh running water, but he later became the foremost expert on everything Australian. By award-winning bestselling writer Grantlee Kieza, Banks is a rich and rollicking biography of one of Britain's most colourful and successful scientists.
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ISBN 9780733340505
Published NZ 5 Nov 2020
Publisher ABC Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780733340505
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher ABC Books
Imprint ABC Books
Published 5 Nov 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
 › 5 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Kieza, Grantlee
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Maritime History
History Of Science
Botany & Plant Sciences
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 242mm
Spine: 40mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 798g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade