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Tides of history : ocean science and Her Majesty's Navy

Author: Michael S Reidy
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
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Analysing the economic, social, political and scientific bases on which the British sailed to naval dominance in the 19th century, this book shows how the British Admiralty worked closely not only with scholars, but also with the maritime community in order to systematise knowledge of the world's waterways.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Reidy
ISBN: 9780226709321 0226709329
OCLC Number: 154309282
Description: xiv, 389 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The littoral in science and history --
The bounded Thames --
Dessiou's claim --
"Tidology" --
The tide crusade --
Calculated collaborations --
Creating space for the "Scientist" --
Conclusion: The tides of empire.
Responsibility: Michael S. Reidy.
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