Regionalizing Science: Placing Knowledges in Victorian England

Regionalizing Science: Placing Knowledges in Victorian England

by Simon Naylor

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Overview

Victorian England, as is well known, produced an enormous amount of scientific endeavour, but what has previously been overlooked is the important role of geography on these developments.

Naylor seeks to rectify this imbalance by presenting a historical geography of regional science. Taking an in-depth look at the county of Cornwall, questions on how science affected provincial Victorian society, how it changed people’s relationship with the landscape and how it shaped society are applied to the Cornish case study, allowing a depth and texture of analysis denied to more general scientific overviews of the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822966425
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 12/01/2020
Series: Sci & Culture in the Nineteenth Century Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 1.00(d)

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