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Exploration and Science Social Impact and Interaction

By: Michael S Reidy, Gary Kroll and Erik M Conway
Publisher: ABC-Clio
Exploration and Science
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  • Exploration and Science ISBN: 9781576079850 Hardback Dec 2006 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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This comprehensive volume explores the intricate, mutually dependent relationship between science and exploration-how each has repeatedly built on the discoveries of the other and, in the process, opened new frontiers.

When Britain launched its campaigns of overseas expansion in the 19th century, it enlisted the help of scientists such as Charles Darwin and Aldous Huxley. Their job was to map and measure Earth, collect flora and fauna, and study native populations. These scientists helped build an empire, demonstrating that the line between science and exploration is not always clear.

A simple question: Which came first, advances in navigation or successful voyages of discovery? A complicated answer: Both and neither. For more than four centuries, scientists and explorers have worked together-sometimes intentionally and sometimes not-in an ongoing, symbiotic partnership. When early explorers brought back exotic flora and fauna from newly discovered lands, scientists were able to challenge ancient authorities for the first time. As a result, scientists not only invented new navigational tools to encourage exploration, but also created a new approach to studying nature, in which observations were more important than reason and authority.

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By: Michael S Reidy, Gary Kroll and Erik M Conway
Publisher: ABC-Clio
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