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Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science$
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David N. Livingstone and Charles W. J. Withers

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226487267

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226487298.001.0001

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Science, Print, and Crossing Borders: Importing French Science Books into Britain, 1789–1815

Science, Print, and Crossing Borders: Importing French Science Books into Britain, 1789–1815

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(p.311) Chapter Thirteen Science, Print, and Crossing Borders: Importing French Science Books into Britain, 1789–1815
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Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science
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Jonathan R. Topham
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226487298.003.0013

This chapter examines the idea of knowledge in transit and on the ways in which printed matter crossed borders. It analyzes several cases studies including Laplace's physics, Lavoisier's chemistry and Lamarck's natural history and shows that the circulation of scientific knowledge was critically dependent upon the mediation of others between author and audience. This chapter also discusses the several interlinking geographies that are operating in the flow of scientific knowledge.

Keywords:   knowledge in transit, scientific knowledge, borders, Laplace, physics, Lavoisier, chemistry, Lamarck, natural history

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