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Cyclones and earthquakes : the Jesuits, prediction, trade, and Spanish dominion in Cuba and the Philippines, 1850-1898

Author: Aitor Anduaga Egaña; Ateneo de Manila University Press,
Publisher: Quezon City : Ateneo de Manila Univesity Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an original, rigorous and well-documented study of how two central fields of scientific prevention - cyclone prediction and earthquake resistant construction - have their roots in the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aitor Anduaga Egaña; Ateneo de Manila University Press,
ISBN: 9789715507646 9715507646
OCLC Number: 1014184545
Language Note: In English.
Description: xxvi, 374 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 The Jesuits, the State and Geophysical Sciences in Spain --
The Jesuit restoration --
Missions and education --
Government subsidies for the Jesuits --
The geophysical sciences in peninsular Spain --
The Spanish delay and the Navy's counterpoint --
ch. 2 The Philippines: Crossroads of Interests --
Intertwined interests --
The Meteorological Service of the Philippines --
Tension between Jesuits and mining engineers --
Complicity between Jesuits and telegraphists --
Publications and research fields --
International prestige --
Federico Faura --
ch. 3 Baguios and the Commercial Elite --
Sociology and professional status of donors --
Subscription campaigns --
"To get involved without getting one's fingers burnt" --
Elitist audience of meteorological warnings --
Merchant houses, shipping interests and warnings of baguios --
Business education --
Autonomy and dependence --
ch. 4 Producing Knowledge: Seismology and Earthquake Engineering --
Seismology and the Spanish "oblivion" --
Military fortification engineering --
Military reports on construction and professional promotion --
The Manila earthquakes of 1863 and 1880 --
Mining engineers and seismology --
The aborted Seismological Service in the Philippines --
The Jesuits of Manila and seismology --
Building regulations --
"Endogenous meteorology" --
Cyclonic-seismic affinity and the unity of action --
Cerero and the calculation of resistances --
Local damage, imperial expertise, global knowledge --
ch. 5 Meteorology and Education in Cuba: Tectonic shifting --
An observatory of, and for, the Creole bourgeoisie --
Meteorology within an educational framework --
Andres Poey, France, and positivism --
Poey's dismissal and the Madrid Academy of Sciences --
Two hidden hands --
Jesuits and the "tectonic shifting" in the educational system --
The Belen College Observatory --
A turning point about 1870 --
The Jesuits and the loss of political influence --
Benito Vines --
ch. 6 Other Dimensions of Meteorology in Cuba: Military and Commercial --
Maritime routes and meteorology --
An island with two metropolises: Spain and the US --
Vines and the Spanish Navy --
Creating a meteorological service: the Navy and shipping companies --
The US as a backdrop: Telegraphy and overseas policy --
Meteorological networks and Chambers of Commerce --
Vines and the commercial support --
Emulating Manila --
ch. 7 Producing Knowledge: Cyclone Forecasting through the Study of Clouds --
Spanish maritime administration and legislation --
The structure of the "maritime network" --
Ships' logbooks: functions and value --
Establishing a "cyclonic" maritime network: the war against Morocco --
Ships' logbooks and cloud study --
Virtual network versus formal network --
Poey and cloud study --
From correlativity and periodicity to warning signs --
Vines's Laws of cyclonic circulation and translation --
Vines's influence in the Philippines --
Cognitive discordance between metropolis and colony.
Other Titles: Cyclones & earthquakes
Responsibility: Aitor Anduaga.

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