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Title Geographies of knowledge science, scale, and spatiality in the nineteenth century / edited by Robert J. Mayhew and Charles W.J. Withers.

Publication Info. Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 273 pages) : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Series Medicine, science, and religion in historical context
Book collections on Project MUSE.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Thinking geographically about science in the nineteenth century / Robert J. Mayhew and Charles W. J. Withers -- Locating Malthus's essay : localism and the construction of social science, 1798-1826 / Robert J. Mayhew and Yvonne Sherratt -- Revisiting Belfast : Tyndall, science, and the plurality of place / Diarmid A. Finnegan -- Henry Hotze in place : religion, science, confederate propaganda, and race / Mark Noll -- "Made in America" : the politics of place in debates over science and religion / Ronald L. Numbers -- Putting the structuralist theory of evolution in its place / Nicolaas Rupke -- Science, sites, and situated practice : debating the prime meridian in the International Geographical Congress, 1871-1904 / Charles W. J. Withers -- Illustrating nature : exploration, natural history, and the travels of Charlotte WheelerCuffe in Burma / Nuala C. Johnson -- Climate, environment, and the colonial experience / Vinita Damodaran -- Lost in place : two expeditions gone awry in Africa / Dane Kennedy.
Summary "This collection of essays addresses the role of space in the construction and dissemination of scientific ideas in the nineteenth century. The essays pay particular attention to the role of scale, ranging from the local scale of the Surrey countryside to the global spatiality of the prime meridian. The collection opens new avenues for studying the ways that science was a geographically situated set of practices in the nineteenth century"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Intellectual life -- History.
Scientific expeditions -- History -- 19th century.
Science -- History -- 19th century.
Intellectual life
Scientific expeditions
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Withers, Charles W. J., editor.
Mayhew, Robert J. (Robert John), 1971- editor.
Project Muse. distributor.
Other Form: Print version : Geographies of knowledge. Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020 9781421438542 (DLC) 2019047623 (OCoLC)1149161905
ISBN 1421438550
9781421438559 (electronic book)
9781421438542 (hardcover)
1421438542 (hardcover)