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The Balance-Sheet of Nature

Emily Pawley

in The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226693835
eISBN:
9780226693972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693972.003.0009
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Chapter 8 follows the rise of an invisible form of value—nutritional value—by examining the sudden enormous popularity of analytic chemistry in the 1840s. It begins by laying out theories of food ... More


The Philosopher

Jan Golinski

in The Experimental Self: Humphry Davy and the Making of a Man of Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226351360
eISBN:
9780226368849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368849.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers Davy’s self-modeling as a philosopher, especially his use of that role in connection with practical applications of chemical science. Being identified as a philosopher ... More


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