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A democracy of facts : natural history in the early republic

Autore: Andrew J Lewis
Editore: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2011.
Serie: Early American studies.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Chronicles the story of American naturalists who came of age and stumbled toward a profession in the years after the American Revolution. --from publisher description.
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Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Andrew J Lewis
ISBN: 9780812243086 0812243080
Numero OCLC: 696092164
Descrizione: 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: Introduction: from an empire of reason to a democracy of facts --
The revolution in natural history practice: democratic science and the case of submerging swallows --
Natural history and the market economy: the profitability of plants and rocks --
The perils of a democracy of facts: interpreting American antiquities --
Disciplining the democracy of facts: a theology of nature --
Making natural history credible: geological surveys and the utility of Republican science --
Epilogue: scientific practice in the nineteenth century.
Titolo della serie: Early American studies.
Responsabilità: Andrew J. Lewis.

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A valuable contribution."-Journal of American History "Andrew J. Lewis has written a useful and generative book that is essential reading for anyone interested in how natural history became science Per saperne di più…

 
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