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Dessiou's Claim

in Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty's Navy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709321
eISBN:
9780226709338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709338.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter analyzes sustained efforts to predict the tides on Britain's coasts, following the study of the tides from the less glamorous position of calculation. It focuses on the legal claim made ... More


Intellectual Artillery

Song-Chuan Chen

in Merchants of War and Peace: British Knowledge of China in the Making of the Opium War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390564
eISBN:
9789888390274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390564.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter observes that the Warlike party launched an informational war to penetrate the soft borders that constrained information flow and interaction. Their efforts concentrated on the Society ... More


Maps for the Masses?

Daniel Foliard

in Dislocating the Orient: British Maps and the Making of the Middle East, 1854-1921

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226451336
eISBN:
9780226451473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451473.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This chapter examines the reception of the cartographies and geographies of the Orient by the wider British public in the 1850s and 1860s.It first considers commercial mapmaking and the contrasted ... More


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