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Cultures of natural history

Author: Nicholas Jardine
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Transferred to digital print., [Nachdr.]View all editions and formats
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This lavishly illustrated volume is the first systematic general work to do justice to the fruits of recent scholarship in the history of natural history. From the sixteenth to the nineteenth  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Jardine
ISBN: 0521453941 9780521453943 0521558948 9780521558945
OCLC Number: 693811758
Description: XXI, 501 Seiten : zahlreiche Illustrationen, Diagramme ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments; Notes on contributors; Introduction: 1. The natures of cultural history Nicholas Jardine and Emma Spary; Part I. Curiosity, Erudition and Utility: 2. Emblematic natural history William B. Ashworth Jr; 3. The culture of gardens Andrew Cunningham; 4. Courting nature Paula Findlen; 5. The culture of curiosity Katie Whitaker; 6. Physicians and natural history Harold J. Cook; 7. Natural history as print culture Adrian Johns; Part II. Virtuosity, Improvement and Sensibility: 8. Natural history in the academies Daniel Roche; 9. Carl Linnaeus and his time and place Lisbet Koerner; 10. Gender in natural history Londa Schiebinger; 11. Political natural and bodily economics Emma Spary; 12. The science of man Paul B. Wood; 13. The natural history of the earth Martin Guntau; 14. Naturphilosophie and the kingdoms of nature Nicholas Jardine; Part III. Discipline, Discovery and Display: 15. New spaces in natural history Dorinda Outram; 16. Minerals strata and fossils Martin Rudwick; 17. Humboldtian science Michael Dettelbach; 18. Biogeography and empire Janet Browne; 19. Travelling the other way Gillian Beer; 20. Ethological encounters Michael T. Bravo; 21. Equipment for the field Anne Larsen; 22. Artisan botany Anne Secord; 23. Tastes and crazes David Allen; 24. Nature for the people Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent and Jean-Marc Drouin; 25. Natural history and the 'new' biology Lynn K. Nyhart; Epilogue: 26. The crisis of nature James A. Secord.
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