Imperial Nature: Joseph Hooker and the Practices of Victorian Science (Hardback)Jim Endersby (author)
Hardback 441 Pages / Published: 06/06/2008
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Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) was an internationally renowned botanist, a close friend and early supporter of Charles Darwin, and one of the first - and most successful - British men of science to become a full-time professional. He was also, Jim Endersby argues, the perfect embodiment of Victorian science. A vivid picture of the complex interrelationships of scientific work and scientific ideas, "Imperial Nature" gracefully uses one individual's career to illustrate the changing world of science in the Victorian era. By focusing on science's material practices and one of its foremost practitioners, Endersby ably links concerns about empire, professionalism, and philosophical practices to the forging of a nineteenth-century scientific identity.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 441
Weight: 740 g
Dimensions: 60 x 90 x 31 mm
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