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Endeavouring Banks


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An acknowledged expert on the history of the voyage and the life of Joseph Banks Renowned naturalist and broadcaster, and a Cook and Banks expert in his own right Head of the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford


Beautifully presented and detailed ... an authoritative and high-quality book which will be enjoyed by many readers. * Journal of Historical Geography *
In this fascinating publication, specimens collected by naturalist Joseph Banks on his HMS Endeavour voyage, along with scientific drawings, maps of the ship, and profiles of his travelling companions, including James Cook, give insight into what it might have been like to explore the uncharted South Pacific. * Gardening Australia *
"Handsome volume ... a work of fine scholarship." * International Journal of Maritime History *
Endeavouring Banks is beautifully illustrated: 143 objects heavy with the weight of provenance. More powerful perhaps are the underlying resonances ... it was a different world that the Endeavour had sailed into, in more than the physical sense." * World of Interiors *
A lavishly illustrated account of the expedition." * Australian Geographic *

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