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Instruments, Travel and Science: Itineraries of Precision from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century - Sibum, Heinz Otto
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[ED: Hardcover], [PU: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL], Table of contents:Marie-NoÃlle Bourguet, Christian Licoppe and H. Otto Sibum Introduction1. Simon Schaffer Golden Means: Assay Instruments and the Geography of Precision in the Guinea Trade2. Christian Licoppe The Project for a Map of Languedoc in Eighteenth-Century France at the Contested Intersection between Astronomy and Geography. The Problem of Co-ordination between Philosophers, Instruments and Observations as a Keystone of Modernity3. Jim Bennett The Travels and Trials of Mr. Harrison's Timekeeper4. Marie-NoÃlle Bourguet Landscape With Numbers: Natural History, Travel and Instruments (Mid-18th to Early 19th Century)5. Giuliano Pancaldi Approaching Invention: the Reception of the Voltaic Battery in Europe6. Kapil Raj When Human Travellers Become Instruments: The Indo-British Exploration of Central Asia in the 19th Century7. Christophe Bonneuil The Manufacture of Species: Kew Gardens, the Empire, and the Standardization of Taxonomic Practises in Late 19th-Century Botany8. H. Otto Sibum Exploring the Margins of Precision9. Richard Staley Travelling Light10. David Turnball Travelling Knowledge: Narratives, Assemblage and EncountersWe are now accustomed to conceive of science as an instrumental activity, producing numbers, measurements and graphs by means of sophisticated devices. This book investigates the historical process that gave rise to this instrumental culture. The contributors trace the displacement of instruments across the globe, the spread of practices or precision and the circulation and appropriation of skills and knowledge.Through comparative and contextual approaches, the volume confronts the tension between the local and the global, examining the process of the universalization of science. Bringing together case studies ranging from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, contributors discuss French, German and British initiatives, as well as the knowledge and techniques of travellers in countries such as India, Africa, South East Asia and the Americas.Students and researchers interested in the history of science in both Western and non-Western cultures will find this book a valuable and thought-provoking read.We are now accustomed to conceive of science as an instrumental activity, producing numbers, measurements and graphs by means of sophisticated devices. This book looks at the historical process that gave rise to this instrumental culture.320 pages - 234 x 156 mmVersandfertig in über 4 Wochen, [SC: 0.00], Neuware, gewerbliches Angebot

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We are now accustomed to conceive of science as an instrumental activity, producing numbers, measurements and graphs by means of sophisticated devices. This book investigates the historical process that gave rise to this instrumental culture. The contributors trace the displacement of instruments across the globe, the spread of practices or precision and the circulation and appropriation of skills and knowledge.Through comparative and contextual approaches, the volume confronts the tension between the local and the global, examining the process of the universalization of science. Bringing together case studies ranging from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, contributors discuss French, German and British initiatives, as well as the knowledge and techniques of travellers in countries such as India, Africa, South East Asia and the Americas.Students and researchers interested in the history of science in both Western and non-Western cultures will find this book a valuable and thought-provoking read. Marie Noëlle Bourguet, Books, History, Instruments, Travel and Science: Itineraries of Precision from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century Books>History, Routledge

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We are now accustomed to conceive of science as an instrumental activity, producing numbers, measurements and graphs by means of sophisticated devices. This book investigates the historical process that gave rise to this instrumental culture. The contributors trace the displacement of instruments across the globe, the spread of practices or precision and the circulation and appropriation of skills and knowledge. Through comparative and contextual approaches, the volume confronts the tension between the local and the global, examining the process of the universalization of science. Bringing together case studies ranging from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, contributors discuss French, German and British initiatives, as well as the knowledge and techniques of travellers in countries such as India, Africa, South East Asia and the Americas. Students and researchers interested in the history of science in both Western and non-Western cultures will find this book a valuable and thought-provoking read. History History eBook, Taylor and Francis

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Instruments, Travel and Science: Itineraries of Precision from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century
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Bourguet, Marie-Noelle (edt); Sibum, Heinz Otto (edt); Licoppe, Christian (edt); Bourget, Marie; Bourguet, Marie-Noelle

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Instruments, Travel and Science: Itineraries of Precision from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century

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9780415272957

We are now accustomed to conceive of science as an instrumental activity, producing numbers, measurements and graphs by means of sophisticated devices. This book investigates the historical process that gave rise to this instrumental culture. The contributors trace the displacement of instruments across the globe, the spread of practices or precision and the circulation and appropriation of skills and knowledge.Through comparative and contextual approaches, the volume confronts the tension between the local and the global, examining the process of the universalization of science. Bringing together case studies ranging from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, contributors discuss French, German and British initiatives, as well as the knowledge and techniques of travelers in countries such as India, Africa, South East Asia and the Americas.Students and researchers interested in the history of science in both Western and non-Western cultures will find this book a valuable and thought-provoking read.

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Publishing year: 2002
Publisher: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN & HALL
320 Pages
Weight: 0,676 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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