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Joseph Banks and the British Museum : the world of collecting, 1770-1830

Author: Neil Chambers
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Concentrating on the explorer and naturalist Joseph Banks (1743-1820), this book explores the early history of collections at the British Museum. Taking Banks' extraordinary career as its basis, it examines the changes that took place during a period of transition that led to collecting on an increasingly global scale.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chambers, Neil.
Joseph Banks and the British Museum.
London : Pickering & Chatto, 2007
(OCoLC)607889504
Named Person: Joseph Banks; Joseph Banks; Joseph Banks
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Chambers
ISBN: 185196858X 9781851968589
OCLC Number: 69486342
Description: xiv, 195 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction 1 Banks as an Early Traveller and Collector, and the British Museum 2 Ethnography 3 Natural History and Zoology 4 Investigating Natural History: Gradually Expanding Limits After 1800 5 Earth Sciences 6 Libraries and Antiquities Conclusion
Responsibility: by Neil Chambers.
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