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Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science

David N. Livingstone and Charles W. J. Withers


This book gathers essays that examine science in this significant period and show how each is embedded in wider systems of meaning, authority, and identity. Chapters from a range of contributors explore the places of creation, the paths of knowledge transmission and reception, and the import of exchange networks at various scales. Studies range from the inspection of the places of London science, which show how different scientific sites operated different moral and epistemic economies, to the scrutiny of the ways in which the museum space of the Smithsonian Institution and the expansive space ... More

Keywords: science, knowledge transmission, knowledge reception, exchange networks, London, nineteenth century, Smithsonian Institution, American West, epistemic practices, scientific audiences

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780226487267
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226487298.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David N. Livingstone, editor

Charles W. J. Withers, editor

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Chapter One Thinking Geographically about Nineteenth-Century Science

Charles W. J. Withers and David N. Livingstone