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"An original and substantial contribution to the study of science and place. Each engaging chapter sheds light on another aspect of the topic. The volume covers a lot of ground, from the social sciences to the natural sciences. The book will be of interest to historical geographers and historians of science, as well as to graduate students and advanced undergraduates."

"This collection of uniformly excellent essays brings together a really impressive set of historians and geographers."

"Geographies of Knowledge shows us how, what, why, and most importantly where nineteenth-century science was imagined, tested, lived, and challenged. We are in the company of the world's most exciting historical geographers."

"Geographies of Knowledge continues the conversation about the value of a geographical perspective on the theory and practice of science, focusing especially on the issue of scale. The book provides ample evidence of the influence of the spatial turn on writing in the history of science over the last two decades."

"A lively set of studies that brings fresh attention to the problem of scientific geographies: how, exactly, does 'where' matter to science? Full of insights about both nineteenth-century science and its historiography, the volume illustrates how scientists themselves mobilized perceptions of space, place, and scale to frame (and re-frame) their subjects."

"With chapters ranging from Burma to Belfast, this fine collection develops new perspectives—particularly involving the critical issue of scale—to shed light on a transformative period of global history."

Geographies of Knowledge
Science, Scale, and Spatiality in the Nineteenth Century
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$54.95
Publication Date: 18 Aug 2020
Status: Available
Usually ships 2-3 business days after receipt of order.
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 272 pages
Illustrations: 4 halftones
ISBN: 9781421438542