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Title Knowing global environments [electronic resource] : new historical perspectives on the field sciences / edited by Jeremy Vetter.

Imprint New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 263 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Studies in modern science, technology, and the environment
Studies in modern science, technology, and the environment.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Figures and Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; One. From the Oceans to the Mountains: Spatial Science in an Age of Empire; Two. Emigrants and Pioneers: Moritz Wagner's "Law of Migration" in Context; Three. Negotiating the Agricultural Frontier in Nineteenth-Century Southern Ohio Archaeology; Four. Managing Monocultures: Coffee, the Coffee Rust, and the Science of Working Landscapes; Five. Rocky Mountain High Science: Teaching, Research, and Nature at Field Stations; Six. On the Trail of the Ivory-Bill: Field Science, Local Knowledge, and the Struggle to Save Endangered Species.
Seven. Playing By--and On and Under--the Sea: The Importance of Play for Knowing the OceanEight. Planetary-Scale Fieldwork: Harry Wexler on the Possibilities of Ozone Depletion and Climate Control; Nine. History of Field Science: Trends and Prospects; Notes on Contributors; Index.
Summary Knowing Global Environments brings together nine leading scholars whose work spans a variety of environmental and field sciences, including archaeology, agriculture, botany, climatology, ecology, evolutionary biology, oceanography, ornithology, and tidology. Collectively their essays explore the history of the field sciences, through the lens of place, practice, and the production of scientific knowledge, with a wide-ranging perspective extending outwards from the local to regional, national, imperial, and global scales.
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Subject Science -- Fieldwork -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Vetter, Jeremy, 1975-
Other Form: Print version: Vetter, Jeremy. Knowing Global Environments : New Historical Perspectives on the Field Sciences. New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, ©2010 9780813548753
ISBN 9780813550275 (electronic bk.)
0813550270 (electronic bk.)
9780813548753 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0813548756 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 9786613369970