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Scientist of empire : Sir Roderick Murchison, scientific exploration and Victorian imperialism

Author: Robert A Stafford
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A life of the eminent Victorian who 'sold' science to the imperial government.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stafford, Robert A.
Scientist of empire.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)746582641
Named Person: Roderick Impey Murchison, Sir; Roderick Impey Murchison; Roderick Impey Murchison, Sir; Roderick Impey Murchison
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Stafford
ISBN: 052133537X 9780521335379
OCLC Number: 18881513
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 293 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; Introduction; 1. The King of Siluria; 2. The antipodes; 3. The Americans; 4. The Middle East; 5. The Indian empire and Central Asia; 6. The Far East; 7. Africa; 8. The architect of imperial science; List of abbreviations used in the notes and bibliography; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Robert A. Stafford.
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