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Predicting the Weather: Victorians and the Science of Meteorology
Victorian Britain, with its maritime economy and strong links between government and scientific enterprises, founded an office to collect meteorological statistics in 1854 in an effort to foster a
The hydrographer's narrative: Writing global knowledge in the 1830s
  • K. Anderson
  • History
    Journal of Historical Geography
  • 1 January 2019
Abstract In the wake of the Napoleonic wars, the Admiralty Hydrographic Office revived and expanded the tradition of state sponsored scientific voyages. These voyages produced charts and technical
Reading Instruments: Objects, Texts and Museums
Science educators, historians of science and their students often share a curiosity about historical instruments as a tangible link between past and present practices in the sciences. We less often
Looking at the sky: the visual context of Victorian meteorology
This article investigates visual methods in Victorian meteorology in the second half of the nineteenth century. While studies of visual representations in scientific work during this period have
Reading and writing the scientific voyage: FitzRoy, Darwin and John Clunies Ross
  • K. Anderson
  • Medicine, History
    The British Journal for the History of Science
  • 13 August 2018
An unpublished satirical work, written c.1848–1854, provides fresh insight into the most famous scientific voyage of the nineteenth century and is intriguing not only for its glimpse of the Beagle voyage, but also as a self-portrait of an imperial scientific reader.
The Weather Prophets: Science and Reputation in Victorian Meteorology
L'A. analyse les discussions relatives a la reputation et la publicite qui caracterisent la meteorologie victorienne de 1830 a 1880, en decrivant les previsions des astro-meteorologistes et le projet
Does history count?
The History of Marine Animal Populations provides a unique focus for debates about collaboration and big science, about historical methods and about the study of current science by historians of science.
Natural history and the scientific voyage
  • K. Anderson
  • History
    Worlds of Natural History
  • 22 November 2018