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Ordering Arctic Nature: Peter Simon Pallas, Thomas Pennant, and Imperial Natural History

Ryan Tucker Jones

in Empire of Extinction: Russians and the North Pacific's Strange Beasts of the Sea, 1741-1867

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199343416
eISBN:
9780199373819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199343416.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

The naturalists Peter Simon Pallas and Thomas Pennant both composed compendia describing North Pacific nature in the last decades of the eighteenth century. In the spirit of an increasingly imperial ... 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


Cessio ac Venditio: The Final Years and the End of an Age

in The Lady Anatomist: The Life and Work of Anna Morandi Manzolini

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520810
eISBN:
9780226520841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520841.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter addresses Anna Morandi's story, as well as the heyday of the anatomical wax modeler. The center of production of anatomical wax models shifted at the precise moment of Morandi's death ... More


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