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Rival Ecologies of Global Commerce

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

in Enlightenment's Frontier: The Scottish Highlands and the Origins of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162547
eISBN:
9780300163742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162547.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter discusses Adam Smith's views on environment and natural history, and particularly on agricultural improvement, which helped in the creation of a liberal ecology of global commerce. It is ... More


Belonging on an Island: Birds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai'i

Daniel Lewis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300229646
eISBN:
9780300235463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300229646.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

A lively, rich natural history of Hawaiian birds that challenges existing ideas about what constitutes biocultural nativeness and belonging, this natural history takes readers on a thousand-year ... More


Natural History Collections as Dynamic Research Archives

Tamar Dayan and Bella Galil

in Stepping in the Same River Twice: Replication in Biological Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300209549
eISBN:
9780300228038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209549.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the importance of museum specimens and samples. Natural history collections are archives of biodiversity, snapshots that provide a way to physically retrieve an individual ... More


Matters of Exchange: Commerce, Medicine, and Science in the Dutch Golden Age

Harold J. Cook

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117967
eISBN:
9780300134926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117967.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book presents convincing evidence that Dutch commerce—not religion—inspired the rise of science in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The book scrutinizes a wealth of historical documents ... More


Overpopulation and Extirpation

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

in Enlightenment's Frontier: The Scottish Highlands and the Origins of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162547
eISBN:
9780300163742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162547.003.0009
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter presents the story of the “colony of goats” that was introduced to the small island of Juan Fernandez in the eastern Pacific during the early phase of the Spanish expansion. As told by ... More


Stepping in the Same River Twice: Replication in Biological Research

Ayelet Shavit and Aaron M Ellison (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300209549
eISBN:
9780300228038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209549.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores the critically important process of replication in biological and biomedical research. Without replication, the trustworthiness of scientific research remains in doubt. Although ... More


Réaumur and the Science of the Arts

Paola Bertucci

in Artisanal Enlightenment: Science and the Mechanical Arts in Old Regime France

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300227413
eISBN:
9780300231625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300227413.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter looks at the connections between natural history and the mechanical arts in the work of René Réaumur, a prominent member of the Académie des Sciences. It argues that his understanding of ... More


Gardens of the Indies Transported

Harold J. Cook

in Matters of Exchange: Commerce, Medicine, and Science in the Dutch Golden Age

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117967
eISBN:
9780300134926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117967.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes how Dutch investigations of the natural history of Asia and the southern Caribbean became renowned in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The enthusiasm for ... More


Early Birding Contact, 1500–1700

Nancy J. Jacobs

in Birders of Africa: History of a Network

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300209617
eISBN:
9780300220803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209617.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter studies how birders from northwest Europe saw African birds on their earliest travels to the Cape of Good Hope. Mariners and gardeners drew on European vernacular knowledge, but what ... More


Birding Revolutions

Nancy J. Jacobs

in Birders of Africa: History of a Network

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300209617
eISBN:
9780300220803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209617.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter focuses on the emergence of recreational birdwatching, an activity of finding, noting, and recording birds by species, often with an emphasis on quantifiable personal achievement. Its ... More


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