Science Cultivating Practice: A History of Agricultural Science in the Netherlands and its Colonies, 1863-1986 / Edition 1

Science Cultivating Practice: A History of Agricultural Science in the Netherlands and its Colonies, 1863-1986 / Edition 1

by Harro Maat
     
 

ISBN-10: 9048158648

ISBN-13: 9789048158645

Pub. Date: 12/07/2010

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Science Cultivating Practice is an institutional history of agricultural science in the Netherlands and its overseas territories. The focus of this study is the variety of views about a proper relationship between science and (agricultural) practice. Such views and plans materialised in the overall organisation of research and education. Moreover, the book…  See more details below

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Science Cultivating Practice is an institutional history of agricultural science in the Netherlands and its overseas territories. The focus of this study is the variety of views about a proper relationship between science and (agricultural) practice. Such views and plans materialised in the overall organisation of research and education. Moreover, the book provides case studies of genetics and plant breeding in the Netherlands, colonial rice breeding, and agricultural statistics. Ideas affected the organisation as much as the other way round. The net result was an institutional development in which the values of academic science were rated higher than the values of practice.
This book is a distinctive piece of work as it treats the dynamics of science in a European as well as in a colonial context. These different ecological and social environments lead to other forms of knowledge and experimentation as well as other ways of organising science.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048158645
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Series:
International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics Series, #1
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2002
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Science and Agriculture in the Nineteenth Century. 3. The Organisation of Agricultural Research. 4. Scientific Education for Agriculture. 5. Genetics and Plant Breeding: Wheat in the Netherlands. 6. Rice Breeding in the Dutch Colonies. 7. Numerical Abstraction in Agricultural Science. 8. Conclusion and Postscript. References. Index.

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