Knowing Global Environments: New Historical Perspectives on the Field Sciences

Knowing Global Environments: New Historical Perspectives on the Field Sciences

by Jeremy Vetter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813548756

ISBN-13: 9780813548753

Pub. Date: 10/27/2010

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


Knowing Global Environments brings together nine leading scholars whose work spans a variety of environmental and field sciences, including archaeology, agriculture, botany, climatology, ecology, evolutionary biology, oceanography, ornithology, and tidology.

Collectively their essays explore the history of the field sciences, through the lens of place,

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Knowing Global Environments brings together nine leading scholars whose work spans a variety of environmental and field sciences, including archaeology, agriculture, botany, climatology, ecology, evolutionary biology, oceanography, ornithology, and tidology.

Collectively their essays explore the history of the field sciences, through the lens of place, practice, and the production of scientific knowledge, with a wide-ranging perspective extending outwards from the local to regional, national, imperial, and global scales. The book also shows what the history of the field sciences can contribute to environmental history-especially how knowledge in the field sciences has intersected with changing environments-and addresses key present-day problems related to sustainability, such as global climate, biodiversity, oceans, and more.

Contributors to Knowing Global Environments reveal how the field sciences have interacted with practical economic activities, such as forestry, agriculture, and tourism, as well as how the public has been involved in the field sciences, as field assistants, students, and local collaborators.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813548753
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
10/27/2010
Series:
Studies in Modern Science, Technology, and the Environment Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables

Acknowledgments

Introduction Jeremy Vetter Vetter, Jeremy 1

One From the Oceans to the Mountains: Spatial Science in an Age of Empire Michael S. Reidy Reidy, Michael S. 17

Two Emigrants and Pioneers: Moritz Wagner's "Law of Migration" in Context Lynn K. Nyhart Nyhart, Lynn K. 39

Three Negotiating the Agricultural Frontier in Nineteenth-Century Southern Ohio Archaeology J. Conor Burns Burns, J. Conor 59

Four Managing Monocultures: Coffee, the Coffee Rust, and the Science of Working Landscapes Stuart McCook McCook, Stuart 87

Five Rocky Mountain High Science: Teaching, Research, and Nature at Field Stations Jeremy Vetter Vetter, Jeremy 108

Six On the Trail of the Ivory-Bill: Field Science, Local Knowledge, and the Struggle to Save Endangered Species Mark V. Barrow Jr. Barrow, Mark V., Jr. 135

Seven Playing By---and On and Under---the Sea: The Importance of Play for Knowing the Ocean Helen M. Rozwadowski Rozwadowski, Helen M. 162

Eight Planetary-Scale Fieldwork: Harry Wexler on the Possibilities of Ozone Depletion and Climate Control James Rodger Fleming Fleming, James Rodger 190

Nine History of Field Science: Trends and Prospects Robert E. Kohler Kohler, Robert E. 212

Notes on Contributors 241

Index 245

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