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Sex, Botany and Empire

The Story of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph Banks

Sex, Botany and Empire( )
Author: Fara, Patricia
Series title:Revolutions in Science Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2004
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $49.99
Book Description:

In Sweden and Britain, imperial powers both, Carl Linnaeus and Joseph Banks ruled over their own small scientific empires, promoting botanical exploration to justify the exploitation of territories, peoples, and natural resources. This book explores the entwined destinies of these two men and how their influence served both science and empire.

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