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Science in the service of empire : Joseph Banks, the British state and the uses of science in the age of revolution

Author: John Gascoigne
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 1998 book examines Sir Joseph Banks' role in promoting 'imperial science' in the British State.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Joseph Banks; Joseph Banks, Sir; Joseph Banks; Joseph Banks; Joseph Banks; Joseph Banks; Joseph Banks
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Gascoigne
ISBN: 0521550696 9780521550697
OCLC Number: 39524807
Description: vii, 247 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. An expanding state; 2. The Royal Society and the emergence of science as an instrument of state policy; 3. The levers of power; 4. Neo-mercantilism and the landed interest; 5. Science in the service of empire; 6. Science in the service of the Republic of Letters; 7. The expansion of empire; Epilogue.
Responsibility: John Gascoigne.
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