Science in the service of empire : Joseph Banks, the British state and the uses of science in the age of revolution / John Gascoigne
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- Gascoigne, John, 1951-
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- Cambridge ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 1998
- vii, 247 p. : ill., ports ; 26 cm.
"Joseph Banks is one of the most significant figures of the English Enlightenment. This book attempts to place his work in promoting 'imperial science' in the context of the consolidation of the British State during a time of extraordinary upheaval. The American, French and Industrial Revolutions unleashed intense and dramatic change, placing growing pressure on the British State and increasing its need for expert advice on scientific matters. This guidance was largely provided, or at least co-ordinated, by Sir Joseph Banks, who used his personal networks and systems of patronage to integrate scientific concerns with the complex machinery of government."--BOOK JACKET. "Most significantly, the book shows how imperial concerns prompted interest in the possible uses of science for economic and strategic gain."--BOOK JACKET.
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- Machine derived contents note: 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
- Bibliography: p227-237. - Includes index.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-237) and index.
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