By Marianne Klemun,Ulrike Spring
This assortment specializes in varied expeditions and their function within the strategy of wisdom acquisition from the eighteenth century onwards. It investigates a variety of varieties of medical perform carried out in the course of, after and earlier than expeditions, and it locations this dialogue into the medical context of experiments. In treating expeditions as experiments in a heuristic experience, we additionally suggest that the day trip is a version at the laboratory within which various practices could be carried out and the place the transformation of doubtful into convinced wisdom is proven. The experimental positioning of the day trip brings jointly an ensemble of strategies, thoughts, fabric brokers and social actors, and illuminates the stairs top from commentary to evidence and documentation. The chapters exhibit the range of clinical pursuits that influenced expeditions with their specialize in common 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