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John Herschel's Cape Voyage: Private Science, Public Imagination and the Ambitions of Empire

By: S Ruskin

225 pages, B/w illus


Hardback | Mar 2004 | #161197 | ISBN: 0754635589
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Demonstrates the reason for Herschel's renown was due to the notion that his voyage was aligned with imperial ambition. It is the purpose of this book to make a case for the scientific, cultural and political singificance of his voyage and observations, as a means of demonstrating the relationship of science to imperial culture.

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