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Sex, botany & empire : the story of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph Banks

Author: Patricia Fara
Publisher: Cambridge : Icon, 2003.
Series: Revolutions in science.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Eighteenth century botany, starring Cook, Banks, and Linnaeus, was sexy, dangerous, and big business, and Fara reveals the existence, barely concealed under the camouflage of noble enlightenment, of the more seedy drives to conquer, subdue and deflower in the name of the British Empire.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fara, Patricia.
Sex, botany & empire.
Cambridge : Icon, 2003
(OCoLC)52623080
Named Person: Carl von Linné; Joseph Banks; Joseph Banks; Carl von Linné
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Fara
ISBN: 9781840464528 1840464526 9781840464443 1840464445
OCLC Number: 189944114
Description: 1 online resource (168 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Dedication; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 --
The Three SS; Chapter 2 --
The Scientific Swede; Chapter 3 --
The British Botanist; Chapter 4 --
Exploration and Exploitation; Chapter 5 --
Exoticism and Eroticism; Chapter 6 --
Imperialism and Institutions; Chapter 7 --
Heroes and Hemispheres; Further Reading; Notes.
Series Title: Revolutions in science.
Other Titles: Sex, botany and empire
Story of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph Banks
Responsibility: Patricia Fara.

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Eighteenth century botany, starring Cook, Banks, and Linnaeus, was sexy, dangerous, and big business, and Fara reveals the existence, barely concealed under the camouflage of noble enlightenment, of the more seedy drives to conquer, subdue and deflower in the name of the British Empire.

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