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A democracy of facts : natural history in the early republic

Auteur: Andrew J Lewis
Uitgever: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2011.
Serie: Early American studies.
Editie/Formaat:   Print book : Engels : 1st edAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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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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Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Andrew J Lewis
ISBN: 9780812243086 0812243080
OCLC-nummer: 696092164
Beschrijving: 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Inhoud: 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.
Serietitel: Early American studies.
Verantwoordelijkheid: Andrew J. Lewis.

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Using case studies from ornithology, botany, antiquities, theology, and geology, A Democracy of Facts tells the fascinating story of naturalists coming of age and creating a profession in the early  Meer lezen...

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A valuable contribution."-Journal of American History "Highly recommended."-Choice "Andrew J. Lewis has written a useful and generative book that is essential reading for anyone interested in how Meer lezen...

 
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