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A democracy of facts : natural history in the early republic

Autor: Andrew J Lewis
Editora: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2011.
Séries: Early American studies.
Edição/Formato   Print book : Inglês : 1st edVer todas as edições e formatos
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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 de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Andrew J Lewis
ISBN: 9780812243086 0812243080
Número OCLC: 696092164
Descrição: 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Conteúdos: 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.
Título da Série: Early American studies.
Responsabilidade: 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  Ler mais...

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