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Travels of Learning A Geography of Science in Europe

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ISBN-10: 1402012594

ISBN-13: 9781402012594

Edition: 2003

Authors: Ana Sim�es, Ana Carneiro, Marian Paula Diogo

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Travels have without doubt been a perennial source of attraction to scholars in different fields. Yet historians of science have seldom looked at travels within the European space. Travels of Learning will help to fill this gap. It offers a reappraisal of the topic of scientific and technological travelling and takes the viewpoint of the European peripheries, including case studies of Portugal, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Hungary and the Scandinavian countries. The book covers different periods of time and different local settings, and uses a variety of methodological approaches. It contributes to the clarification of mechanisms of appropriation of scientific ideas, instruments,…    
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Book details

List price: $219.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 5/31/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 366
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Ana Sim�es teaches in the Unit for the Faculty of Science, History of Science, at the University of Lisbon.

Notes on Contributors
Preface
Travels of Learning. Introductory Remarks
A Periphery between Two Centres? Portugal in the Scientific Route from Europe to China
Scientific Travels of the Greek Scholars in the Eighteenth Century
Yirmisekiz Mehmed Celebi's Travelogue and the Wonders that make a Scientific Centre
Emmanuel Mendes da Costa (1717-1791): A Case Study in Scientific Reputation
Emboured Skills and Travelling Savants: Experimental Chemistry in Eighteenth-Century Sweden and England
Constructing the Centre from the Periphery: Spanish Travellers to France at the Time of the Chemical Revolution
Under the Banner of Catalan Industry. Scientific Journeys and Technology Transfer in Nineteenth-Century Barcelona
Travelling Interchanges between the Russian Empire and Western Europe: Travels of Engineers during the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
Babbage, the Analytical Engine and the Turin Academy of Sciences
The Role of Travels in the Internationalisation of Nineteenth-Century Portuguese Geological Science
Discovering Switzerland: Internationalisation of Nordic Students prior to World War II
Accommodation to a New Centre: Albert Szent-Gyorgyi's Trip to the Soviet Union
Index