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Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

Stefan Helmreich

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164809
eISBN:
9781400873869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164809.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

What is life? What is water? What is sound? This book investigates how contemporary scientists—biologists, oceanographers, and audio engineers—are redefining these crucial concepts. Life, water, and ... More


Marine Bizarrerie: The Imaginative Biology of the Underwater Frontier

Margaret Cohen

in Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435734
eISBN:
9781474453721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The great variety and radical metamorphoses of aquatic life forms attracted huge fascination during the nineteenth century, in part because they defied familiar paradigms of development and progress. ... More


Introduction: Coral Whisperers

Irus Braverman

in Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298842
eISBN:
9780520970830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298842.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Coral Whisperers focuses on coral scientists attempting to understand their world, both individually and as a community. The book is organized around their oscillation between hope and despair, with ... More


Poetic Revolutions: The Search for Natural Harmony

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/9780195383546.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter continues the discussion of the life of Rachel Carson. Human interaction with the nonhuman world was at the foundation of Carson's environmental vision. Her childhood nature writing, for ... More


“Zoological Introduction” to Between Pacific Tides

Katharine A. Rodger

in Breaking Through: Essays, Journals, and Travelogues of Edward F. Ricketts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247048
eISBN:
9780520932661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247048.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Edward F. Ricketts revised the original draft of Between Pacific Tides throughout the early 1930s, appending his four-page “Zoological Introduction,” in which he defended the book's ecological ... More


Coral Scientists between Hope and Despair

Irus Braverman

in Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298842
eISBN:
9780520970830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298842.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Coral Whisperers is structured as a pendulum swinging between hope and despair. Chapter 1, “Coral Scientists between Hope and Despair,”explains the workings of this pendulum and the stakes involved. ... More


Museum Research and the Rise of Ecological Animal Geography

in Modern Nature: The Rise of the Biological Perspective in Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226610894
eISBN:
9780226610924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610924.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter evaluates the research in biogeography and ecology conducted by museum men in the 1890s and after, with special attention to Karl Möbius' student Friedrich Dahl. It also argues that ... More


Epilogue: The Great Trends in Exploration and the Challenges Ahead

Wolf H. Berger

in Ocean: Reflections on a Century of Exploration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247789
eISBN:
9780520942547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247789.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The period between 1880 and 1930 laid the foundations for modern oceanography. It was a time of great expeditions and great expansion of sophisticated instrumentation. A shift to acoustics and marine ... More


Between Pacific Tides

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/9780520264786.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Edward F. Ricketts worked on a book about tide pools entitled Between Pacific Tides. Jack Calvin assisted in collecting, proofreading, editing, and providing photographs, while local artist Ritchie ... More


Marine Geochemistry: Ocean Circulation, Carbon Cycle and Climate Change

Matthieu Roy-Barman and Catherine Jeandel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198787495
eISBN:
9780191829604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787495.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Marine geochemistry uses chemical elements and their isotopes to study how the ocean works. It brings quantitative answers to questions such as: What is the deep ocean mixing rate? How much ... More


Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink

Irus Braverman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298842
eISBN:
9780520970830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298842.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Coral Whisperers captures a key moment in the history of coral reef science and of environmental conservation at large. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews,the book documents the physical, ... More


Leaving Germany for a New Life in Brazil, 1849–1867

David A. West

in Darwin's Man in Brazil: The Evolving Science of Fritz Müller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062600
eISBN:
9780813051581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062600.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

While engaged as a children’s tutor between 1848 and 1852, Müller, joined by a younger brother August, prepared to emigrate. Both married in spring 1852, Fritz to Caroline Tollner who already had ... More


Maritime History in Australia

Malcolm Tull

in Maritime History at the Crossroads: A Critical Review of Recent Historiography

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588580
eISBN:
9781786944856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588580.003.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay presents Australia as a maritime nation and explores the recent upsurge of public and academic interest in its maritime heritage. It covers a broad spectrum of maritime research, including ... More


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