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The Mysterious Science of the Sea, 1775-1943.

Author: Natascha Adamowsky
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2015.
Series: HIST and PHIL of Technoscience.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The depths of the oceans are the last example of terra incognita on earth. Adamowsky presents a study of the sea, arguing that - contrary to popular belief - post-Enlightenment discourse on the sea was still subject to mystery and wonder, and not wholly rationalized by science.
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Adamowsky, Natascha.
Mysterious Science of the Sea, 1775-1943.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Natascha Adamowsky
ISBN: 9781317317203 1317317203
OCLC Number: 918622738
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Acknowledgements; List of Figures; Introduction: Perspectives on the Epistemology and Aesthetics of Oceanic Wonders; 1 Wondrous and Terrible Sea --
Stations of an Unknown Modernity; 2 Wonder and Mystery; 3 Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea: The Overture to a Passion; 4 Mise-en-Scène: Invented Realities, or the Mediality of Wonders --
The Sea in the Aquarium; 5 Mise-en-Action: Asleep in the Deep; Epilogue; Works Cited; Notes; Index.
Series Title: HIST and PHIL of Technoscience.

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The depths of the oceans are the last example of terra incognita on earth. Adamowsky presents a study of the sea, arguing that - contrary to popular belief - post-Enlightenment discourse on the sea was still subject to mystery and wonder, and not wholly rationalized by science.

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