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Scientific Exploration and Empire

Robert A. Stafford

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Throughout the nineteenth century, Britain sustained a programme of scientific exploration linked directly with her Imperial and trading interests. It played an important role both in shaping and ... More


Exploration and Encounter: The Early Phase

Deepak Kumar

in Science and the Raj: A Study of British India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687149
eISBN:
9780199081684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687149.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

The late eighteenth century was an exciting time for the colonizers, who wanted to gather the maximum possible information about India as well as its people and resources. A number of travelogues and ... More


The Doctor's Garden: Medicine, Science, and Horticulture in Britain

Clare Hickman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780300236101
eISBN:
9780300262483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236101.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

As Britain grew into an ever-expanding empire during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, new and exotic botanical specimens began to arrive within the nation's public and private ... More


On the Trail with Humboldt: Mapping the Orinoco as Transnational Space

Adriana Méndez Rodenas

in Mapping Nature across the Americas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226696430
eISBN:
9780226696577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226696577.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

To resolve a long-standing dispute in a geography recently opened to Enlightenment science, Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland set out in 1800 to prove the existence of a canal that joined the ... More


Transcending the Alps in the Andes: Charles Marie de La Condamine, Pierre Bouguer, and the Graphic Invention of the Mountain Range

Ernesto Capello

in Mapping Nature across the Americas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226696430
eISBN:
9780226696577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226696577.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Ernesto Capello, a professor of history and Latin American studies, explores how the development of new scientific understandings of a mountain range helped to reinvent a South American landscape. ... More


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