Geography and science in Britain, 18311939: A study of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

Geography and science in Britain, 18311939: A study of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

by Charles W. J. Withers

Paperback(Reprint)

$47.00
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Want it by Monday, October 1  Order now and choose Expedited Shipping during checkout.

Overview

Geography and science in Britain, 18311939: A study of the British Association for the Advancement of Science by Charles W. J. Withers

This book examines the history and geography of science and the science of geography in nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Britain and the British Empire. In considering the history and geography of the Association and of geography in local, national and imperial contexts, the book makes an important inter-disciplinary contribution to the history and geography of science and to the civic history of geography. Attention is paid to the Association’s workings, to geography as a civic science in Britain and overseas and to the connections between education and citizenship in a period of interwar ‘crisis’ for geography and for science.



This volume will greatly extend the knowledge of the British Association for the Advancement of Science as a leading body for the promotion of science as a public good and will engage social and cultural historians, historians of science and of empire and those with interests in disciplinary history, notably historians of geography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526116710
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 07/27/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Charles W. J. Withers is Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Edinburgh

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Histories and geographies of science

2. Geographies of civic science: the British Association at work

3. The science of geography in the British Association

4. The dominion of science and geographies of empire: the BAAS overseas 18841929

5. Hierarchy, distribution, connection: geography as a science of the physical world

6. Measurement, exploration and ethnology: geography and the human sciences

7. Science, education and the 'crisis' in geography, 1910c.1939

8. Conclusion: the British Association, geographies of science and the science of geography

Bibliography

Index

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews