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Objectivity

Daston and Galison write the history of the emergence of scientific objectivity, beginning in the eighteenth century and proceeding into the present day. This magisterial study reveals practices of scientific image-making as constitutive of both…

Catching Nature in the Act: Réaumur and the Practice of Natural History in the Eighteenth Century

Terrall's investigation of the eighteenth-century French scientist Réaumur and his circle represents both a fascinating account of the techniques and practices of eighteenth-century naturalists and a stimulating analysis of the production of…

"The Evolution of Climate Ideas and Knowledge"

Begins by examining the "new science of the seveneteenth century" in enlightenment Europe. Heymann shows that the new science of observation, especially scientific weather observation, led to the evolution of climate ideas and knowledge in nineteenth…