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Sex, Botany and Empire

The Story of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph Banks

Sex, Botany and Empire( )
Author: Fara, Patricia
ISBN:978-1-84046-488-7
Publication Date:Nov 2003
Publisher:Icon Books, Limited
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $18.95
Book Description:

When imperial explorer James Cook returned from his first voyage to Australia, the scandal writers mercilessly satirised the amorous exploits of his botanist, Joseph Banks, whose trousers were reportedly stolen while he was inside the tent of Queen Oberea of Tahiti.But Enlightenment botany was fraught with sexual symbolism. And in Sweden and Britain, both imperial powers, Banks and Carl Linneaus ruled over their own small scientific empires, promoting botanical exploration to justify...
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