The Cosmopolitan and Practical Science of Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Istanbul
The Ending of Tyndall’s Relationship with the Drummond Family, Disputes about His Glaciology Work, and More
The Development of a Distinctive Public Science in Nineteenth-Century Australia
The Crucial Role Urban Spaces Played in the Production of Scientific Knowledge in Dublin
Evaluating the Complexity Principle for Scholarship in the History of Science and ReligionEvaluating the Complexity Principle for Scholarship in the History of Science and Religion
This study explores the science and culture of nineteenth-century British arboretums, or tree collections. The development of arboretums was fostered by a variety of factors, each of which is explored in detail: global trade and exploration, the popularity of collecting, the significance to the British economy and society, developments in Enlightenment science, changes in landscape gardening aesthetics and agricultural and horticultural improvement.Arboretums were idealized as microcosms of nature, miniature encapsulations of the globe and as living museums. This book critically examines different kinds of arboretum in order to understand the changing practical, scientific, aesthetic and pedagogical principles that underpinned their design, display and the way in which they were viewed. It is the first study of its kind and fills a gap in the literature on Victorian science and culture.
Revisiting the Origins, Development, and Popularization of the “Conflict Thesis”
Investigates the Ways World’s Fairs Expressed and Provoked Cold War Culture
Explores Public-Interest Science as a Potential Alternative to Commodification
Explores a Transatlantic News Economy That Circulated Information and Actively Shaped New Claims about the Red Planet
A new perspective to some of the most enduring questions about the role of physics in American history.
A Deeper Understanding of the Work and Character of the Great Eighteenth-Century Engineer
Reveals Both the Gendered and Material Dimensions of Knowledge Production
Examines Debates Surrounding the First Articulations of a Science of Life and Experiments on the Processes of Organic Vitality
Divine Destiny and the Popularization of Space Exploration in America