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The culture of English geology, 1815-1851 : a science revealed through its collecting

Author: Simon J Knell
Publisher: Aldershot ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the most intensively researched study of collecting in science yet undertaken, Simon Knell uses his extensive expertise in museum geology to reinterpret the history of that science in its most heroic phase. What emerges is a world of jealousy, rivalry, ambition and fame: a science constructed in a non-scientific world." "Key figures, such as William Smith, John Phillips, Henry De la Beche and others, are redrawn  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon J Knell
ISBN: 1840146257 9781840146257
OCLC Number: 42954586
Description: xxi, 377 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 New science--new territory --
1 A science of fossils 3 --
2 A culture of opportunity 28 --
Part 2 Structure of provincial science --
3 Geology and the philosophical societies 49 --
4 Building the collecting community 73 --
5 Keepers of the museum 92 --
Part 3 Geology as a collecting science --
6 Collecting: meaning and direction 115 --
7 Geology and the collector network 135 --
8 Collecting in pursuit of answers 171 --
9 Fossils in the marketplace 193 --
Part 4 Endings and beginnings --
10 Problem of free enterprise 225 --
11 Establishing a new order 253 --
12 End of an age 284 --
Part 5 Culture of English geology --
13 Making of a heroic age 305.
Responsibility: Simon J. Knell.

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An examination of the development of geology collections in the first half of the 19th century. It constructs a social setting for the phase of collecting and museum building which swept through the  Read more...

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