Imperial nature: Joseph Hooker and the practices of Victorian science

Endersby, Jim (2008) Imperial nature: Joseph Hooker and the practices of Victorian science. University of Chicage Press. ISBN 9780226207919

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
Depositing User: Jim Endersby
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:21
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 08:16
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15936
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