By Marianne Klemun,Ulrike Spring
This assortment makes a speciality of varied expeditions and their function within the strategy of wisdom acquisition from the eighteenth century onwards. It investigates a variety of varieties of clinical perform performed in the course of, after and ahead of expeditions, and it locations this dialogue into the medical context of experiments. In treating expeditions as experiments in a heuristic feel, we additionally suggest that the excursion is a edition at the laboratory within which diversified practices might be carried out and the place the transformation of doubtful into definite wisdom is confirmed. The experimental positioning of the excursion brings jointly an ensemble of ideas, concepts, fabric brokers and social actors, and illuminates the stairs best from commentary to evidence and documentation. The chapters express the range of medical pursuits that stimulated expeditions with their concentrate on average heritage, geology, ichthyology, botany, zoology, helminthology, speleology, actual anthropology, oceanography, meteorology and magnetism.
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Expeditions as Experiments: Practising Observation and Documentation (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology) by Marianne Klemun,Ulrike Spring