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Cultures of natural history

Author: Nicholas Jardine; J A Secord; Emma C Spary
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first systematic general work on recent scholarship in the history of natural history.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Jardine; J A Secord; Emma C Spary
ISBN: 0521453941 9780521453943 0521558948 9780521558945
OCLC Number: 185330405
Description: xxi, 501 s. : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments; Notes on contributors; Introduction: 1. The natures of cultural history Nicholas Jardine and Emma Spary; Part I. Curiosity, Erudition and Utility: 2. Emblematic natural history William B. Ashworth Jr; 3. The culture of gardens Andrew Cunningham; 4. Courting nature Paula Findlen; 5. The culture of curiosity Katie Whitaker; 6. Physicians and natural history Harold J. Cook; 7. Natural history as print culture Adrian Johns; Part II. Virtuosity, Improvement and Sensibility: 8. Natural history in the academies Daniel Roche; 9. Carl Linnaeus and his time and place Lisbet Koerner; 10. Gender in natural history Londa Schiebinger; 11. Political natural and bodily economics Emma Spary; 12. The science of man Paul B. Wood; 13. The natural history of the earth Martin Guntau; 14. Naturphilosophie and the kingdoms of nature Nicholas Jardine; Part III. Discipline, Discovery and Display: 15. New spaces in natural history Dorinda Outram; 16. Minerals strata and fossils Martin Rudwick; 17. Humboldtian science Michael Dettelbach; 18. Biogeography and empire Janet Browne; 19. Travelling the other way Gillian Beer; 20. Ethological encounters Michael T. Bravo; 21. Equipment for the field Anne Larsen; 22. Artisan botany Anne Secord; 23. Tastes and crazes David Allen; 24. Nature for the people Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent and Jean-Marc Drouin; 25. Natural history and the 'new' biology Lynn K. Nyhart; Epilogue: 26. The crisis of nature James A. Secord.
Responsibility: edited by N. Jardine, J.A. Secord and E.C. Spary.

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