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

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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 scientific knowledge in the French Enlightenment. Terrall shows how natural history could be at once part of daily life and an intervention in larger debates around the nature of life itself.

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Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2014

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09/26/2017

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Terrall, Mary, “Catching Nature in the Act: Réaumur and the Practice of Natural History in the Eighteenth Century,” Legacies of the Enlightenment, accessed June 20, 2018, http://enlightenmentlegacies.org/items/show/152.