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The Biological Century: The Cultural Importance of Ecological Process

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/9780195383546.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the life of Rachel Carson. In late summer of 1929, 22-year-old Rachel Carson arrived at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. A recent graduate ... 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


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


True Places: Searching for Wild Nature in an Urban Age

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/9780195383546.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the life of Robert Marshall. Marshall dedicated his career to expanding the application of the natural sciences, especially his field of forestry. He recognized the primary ... More


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

John P. Herron

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383546
eISBN:
9780199870523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383546.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

From the beginnings of industrial capitalism to contemporary disputes over evolution, nature has long been part of the public debate over the social good. As such, many natural scientists throughout ... More


The Forest and the Trees: Natural Science and Social Justice

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/9780195383546.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter continues the discussion of the life of Robert Marshall. In the first two decades of the century, many Jews, native and foreign-born, shared in the growth opportunities available in ... 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


Without Nature?: A New Condition for Theology

David Albertson and Cabell King (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230693
eISBN:
9780823237227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230693.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Does “nature” still exist? Common wisdom now acknowledges the malleability of nature, the complex reality that circumscribes and constitutes the human. Weather patterns, topographical ... More


How to be Antiscientific

Steven Shapin

in The One Culture?: A Conversation about Science

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467221
eISBN:
9780226467245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467245.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The immediate occasion for the science wars seems to be a series of claims about science made by some sociologists, cultural historians, and fuzzy-minded philosophers. As a matter of convenience, the ... More


2050: The End of the Growth Era?

Didier Sornette

in Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175959
eISBN:
9781400885091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175959.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter examines stock market crashes in the entire financial history of the United States as well as the world economy and population dynamics over the last 2,000 years. It suggests the ... More


Gersonides: A Portrait of a Fourteenth-Century Philosopher-Scientist

Ruth Glasner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198735861
eISBN:
9780191799822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735861.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Gersonides (Levi ben Gershom) was a highly original Jewish philosopher, scientist, and biblical exegete, active in Provence in the first half of the fourteenth century. The book focuses on his work ... More


Economic Measurement and the Values of Science

Theodore M. Porter

in Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691208411
eISBN:
9780691210544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691208411.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the approaches taken by natural scientists to economic questions. William Whewell looked to statistics as an alternative or at least an indispensable supplement to abstract ... More


Nationalism and the Process of Reception and Appropriation of the Periodic System in Europe and the Czech Lands

Soňa Štrbáňová

in Early Responses to the Periodic System

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190200077
eISBN:
9780197559468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190200077.003.0015
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

The 1870s marked the onset of an exceptionally fruitful and dynamic period in the development of chemistry in the Czech Lands. University education and research in chemistry was taking place at ... More


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