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- By: Grantlee Kieza
- Narrated by: Patrick Harvey
- Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
Explorer, naturalist and president of Britain's Royal Society, Sir Joseph Banks was a larger-than-life character best known for his promotion of science. In 1768 Banks joined Captain James Cook's expedition to the South Pacific. The 30,000 specimens he brought back generated enormous interest, as did the sometimes racy written account of the journey, which chronicled his frequent amorous exploits.
- By Amazon Customer on 24-11-2020
A truely fine history
This is an excellent and humain history of a man whose contribution to understanding botany is an important one regardless of his personal flaws and those of his time.