Time to Eat the Dogs

A Podcast About Science, History, and Exploration

Pacific Exploration, Botany, and Revolution

Forster illustration

Botanical illustration by Georg Forster, © The Trustees of the Natural
History Museum, London

Edwin Rose talks about Joseph Banks and Georg Forster, naturalists on the Cook expeditions, and how political ideas shaped the way their specimens were understood back in Europe. Rose is completing a PhD. in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge and will soon be the Munby Fellow in Bibliography at Cambridge University Library and a research fellow at Darwin College, Cambridge. He’s the author of “Publishing Nature in the Age of Revolutions: Joseph Banks, Georg Forster, and the Plants of the Pacific” in the April edition of the Historical Journal.


Edwin Rose

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  youneekusername wrote @

Good stuff, Michael!

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