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Science on four wheels : the travels of Roderick Murchison (1840-45)

Author: Michael Collie
Publisher: Bethesda : Academica Press, ©2010.
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This study deals with Murchison and the wider and more general activity of scientific travels in the mid-19th century. This work introduces the reader to the practices of intellectual and cultural exchange in Continental Europe. These exchanges, despite the political pressures that often mitigated against the free flow of ideas, were increased as steam power and telegraphs made there way from West to East and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Collie, Michael, 1929-
Science on four wheels.
Bethesda : Academica Press, c2010
(OCoLC)760907029
Named Person: Roderick Impey Murchison, Sir; Roderick Impey Murchison, Sir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Collie
ISBN: 9781933146591 1933146591
OCLC Number: 261174662
Description: xi, 199 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Paris to Ekaterinberg by way of Riga, St. Petersburg and Moscow (1841) --
London to Newcastle and the borders : back through Dudley and Birmingham with Alexander von Keyserling (1842) --
Paris to Krakow by way of Heidelberg, Berlin, Potsdam, Poznan and Warsaw, then back by a different route (1843) --
Copenhagen to Oslo, then to Uppsala and north to Mora, then from Gottland to Malmo (1844) --
The final visit to St. Petersburg, then Sweden again (1845).
Responsibility: Michael Collie.

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