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Scientist of the Empire Sir Roderick Murchison, Scientific Exploration and Victorian Imperialism

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ISBN-10: 0521528674

ISBN-13: 9780521528672

Edition: 2002

Authors: Robert A. Stafford

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Sir Roderick Murchison (1792-1871) was a giant of the imperial age. His career was tied intimately to the expansion of the political, economic and scientific realm of the British Empire. A founding father of geological science and geographical exploration, he was both President of the Royal Geographical Society and Director-General of the Geological Survey. His identification of the Silurian system in geology - and subsequent prediction of the location of economic riches - are as notable as his patronage of David Livingstone and other figures of Victorian exploration. More than any contemporary, Murchison emerged as the eminent Victorian who sold science to the imperial government, on the…    
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Book details

List price: $46.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/18/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

List of illustrations
Preface
Introduction
The King of Siluria
The antipodes
The Americans
The Middle East
The Indian empire and Central Asia
The Far East
Africa
The architect of imperial science
List of abbreviations used in the notes and bibliography
Notes
Bibliography
Index