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Agriculture and Forestry

Jack Morrell

in Science at Oxford, 1914-1939: Transforming an Arts University

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206576
eISBN:
9780191677229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206576.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the developments in the teaching of agriculture and forestry at Oxford University in England from 1914 to 1939. Agriculture at Oxford was often seen as a mere technical craft of ... More


Building a Better Tree: Genetic Engineering and Fiber Farming in Oregon and Washington

W. Scott Prudham

in Engineering Trouble: Biotechnology and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237612
eISBN:
9780520937499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237612.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter reviews the basic architecture of Tree Genetic Engineering Research Cooperative (TGERC) research. It describes the two institutional influences on the TGERC: (1) the tradition of public ... More


Introduction

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Aldo Leopold and Edward F. Ricketts worked at a time when ecology was a word so new to the world of ideas that they themselves rarely used it. The overarching interest they shared was in the ... More


Making the Panama Canal Watershed

Ashley Carse

in Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028110
eISBN:
9780262320467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028110.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the history and politics of watershed management around the Panama Canal. It situates the emergence of canal-related water scarcity concerns and the new administrative ... More


The Forest-Climate Question

Deborah R. Coen

in Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226398822
eISBN:
9780226555027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226555027.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This is the first of three chapters that use scientists’ unpublished letters and diaries to reconstruct the social and personal dimensions of the scaling process. Chapter Nine illustrates scaling as ... More


The Disordered Police State: German Cameralism as Science and Practice

Andre Wakefield Wakefield

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226870205
eISBN:
9780226870229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226870229.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Probing the relationship between German political economy and everyday fiscal administration, this book focuses on the cameral sciences—a peculiarly German body of knowledge designed to train state ... More


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