Science in the Service of Empire: Joseph Banks, the British State and the Uses of Science in the Age of Revolution

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This book examines Sir Joseph Banks' role in promoting "imperial science," in the context of the consolidation of the British State during a time of extraordinary upheaval. Under pressure from the American, French and Industrial revolutions, the State became interested in the possible uses of science for economic and strategic gain. Banks became its principal adviser in scientific matters, and Gascoigne shows how he used personal networks and patronage to integrate scientific concerns into the complex machinery of government.

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"This superbly illustrated book explains how science advanced the economic and strategic interests of British society. Highly recommended for historians of science and other scholars concerned with the emergence of the modern state, and the role science played in the process." Choice

"The book is well written, skillfully placing Banks in his historical context. This book is extremely valuable....Gascoigne is fast becoming one of the world authorities on this remarkable man." Anna Agnarsdóttir, Northern Mariner

"...Science in the Service of Empire...is an important volume that merits careful and reflective reading." Richard Connors, Albion

"...Gascoigne does an admirable job of combining the history of science with an analysis of high political culture....anyone interested in the role of science in Britain's imperial expansion should read this concise, thoughtful book." Eliga H. Gould, Slavic Review

"...persuasively argued...an important contribution to our understanding of Britain's later eighteenth century." Canadian Journal of History

"For a public that today regularly expresses concerns and fears over whether science is operating autonomously, historian John Gascoigne's Science in the Service of Empire : Joseph Banks, The British State and the Uses of Science in the Age of Revolution provides an exhilarating account of one's visionary's attempts to place an unfettered and undirected scientific community under the auspices of governmental control...Gascoigne delivers a well balanced view of British economy, empire, science, and State during the "Age of Revolution." Through a detailed account of the underlying political maneuvering of one influential scientific figure - Joseph Banks- this microhistory suceeds in providing readers a clear lens through which to view many national and international events of this critically important time period." Phillip K. Wilson, Journal of World History

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