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On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Barbara Stein

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

At a time when women could not vote, and very few were involved in the world outside the home, Annie Montague Alexander (1867–1950) was an intrepid explorer, amateur naturalist, skilled markswoman, ... More


Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment

Daniela Bleichmar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226058535
eISBN:
9780226058559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058559.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Between 1777 and 1816, botanical expeditions crisscrossed the vast Spanish Empire in an ambitious project to survey the flora of much of the Americas, the Caribbean, and the Philippines. While these ... More


The Gestation of German Biology

John H. Zammito

in The Gestation of German Biology: Philosophy and Physiology from Stahl to Schelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226520797
eISBN:
9780226520827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520827.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

There is need for history of eighteenth-century biology, especially concerning German developments in that era. German approaches to the life sciences have suffered continual disparagement by ... More


Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose: Natural History in Early America

Lee Alan Dugatkin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226169149
eISBN:
9780226169194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169194.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the years after the Revolutionary War, the French Count and world-renowned naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon wrote that the flora and fauna of America (humans included) were inferior to ... More


The Science of Describing: Natural History in Renaissance Europe

Brian W. Ogilvie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226620879
eISBN:
9780226620862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620862.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Out of the diverse traditions of medical humanism, classical philology, and natural philosophy, Renaissance naturalists created a new science devoted to discovering and describing plants and animals. ... More


Introduction

Gowan Dawson and Bernard Lightman

in Victorian Scientific Naturalism: Community, Identity, Continuity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226109503
eISBN:
9780226109640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109640.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introduction begins by recovering the prehistory of the terms scientific naturalism and scientific naturalist, attempting to reclaim them as authentic actors’ categories. It also assesses their ... More


Approaches: Humanists, Naturalists, and Vesuvius in the Late Renaissance

Sean Cocco

in Watching Vesuvius: A History of Science and Culture in Early Modern Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923710
eISBN:
9780226923734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923734.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the exploration of Vesuvius by humanists, artists, and naturalists in the late Renaissance. It explains what made the volcano significant to human culture and then analyzes the ... More


A Botanical Reconquista

Daniela Bleichmar

in Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226058535
eISBN:
9780226058559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058559.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the natural history expeditions of the Spanish Empire and outlines the mode of work. It explains that the expeditions were part of ambitious program of imperial science which ... More


Natural History & Visual Epistemology

Daniela Bleichmar

in Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226058535
eISBN:
9780226058559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058559.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the importance and operation of visual epistemology in eighteenth-century natural history. It describes the specialized ways of looking that came to characterize naturalists at ... More


Introduction

in The Science of Describing: Natural History in Renaissance Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226620879
eISBN:
9780226620862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620862.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The four generations of naturalists from 1490 to 1630 had changing concerns, relations, and practices; the way that Niccolò Leoniceno studied plants in the 1490s differed sharply from the way that ... More


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