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Field life : science in the American West during the railroad era

Author: Jeremy Vetter
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Intersections (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the practice of science in the field in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains of the American West between the 1860s and the 1910s, when the railroad was the dominant form of long-distance  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vetter, Jeremy, 1975-
Field life.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2016]
(OCoLC)966386167
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Vetter
ISBN: 9780822944539 0822944537
OCLC Number: 965389117
Description: viii, 504 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Making the field --
Lay networks --
Surveys --
Quarries --
Stations.
Series Title: Intersections (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Other Titles: Science in the American West during the railroad era
Responsibility: Jeremy Vetter.

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In Field Life, Jeremy Vetter covers that significant period in the second half of the nineteenth century which saw both the rise of the railroad and the rise of modern American science. Surprisingly, Read more...

 
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