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Paths of Science: The Maturation of a Public Ideal

John P. Herron

in Science and the Social Good: Nature, Culture, and Community, 1865-1965

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383546
eISBN:
9780199870523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383546.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the life of Clarence King. Among the first generation of academically trained scientists in America, King had many options. He could follow the path of many of his classmates ... More


Vertical History: Using Mountains to Measure Men

John P. Herron

in Science and the Social Good: Nature, Culture, and Community, 1865-1965

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383546
eISBN:
9780199870523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383546.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter continues the discussion of the life of Clarence King. King's search for natural truths bore the imprint of John Ruskin, but his obsession with masculine science and adventure as a means ... More


Introduction

John P. Herron

in Science and the Social Good: Nature, Culture, and Community, 1865-1965

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383546
eISBN:
9780199870523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383546.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the purpose of the book, which is to examine the working world of natural scientists, exploring how they used science within American life and, ... More


Epilogue

John P. Herron

in Science and the Social Good: Nature, Culture, and Community, 1865-1965

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383546
eISBN:
9780199870523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383546.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It argues that nature continues to serve as a foundation for American political values, with natural science acting as guide. Key to ... More


Transcontinental Shifts: Clarence King’S Representation of the American West

Caroline Schaumann

in Peak Pursuits: The Emergence of Mountaineering in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300231946
eISBN:
9780300252828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300231946.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the impact of European mountaineering discourses on Clarence King. It recounts how King, like some of his European counterparts, came to the mountains to escape the confines of ... More


Geology Emerges as a Science: On the Other Side of the Pond

Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim

in Song of the Earth: Understanding Geology and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197502464
eISBN:
9780197502495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502464.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Historical Geology

This chapter discusses the development of American geology. Starting with Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Silliman, and Louis Agassiz, who spent the latter portion of his career in the United States and ... More


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