Corpus ID: 191307244

Literature, Science and Exploration in the Romantic Era: Bodies of Knowledge

  title={Literature, Science and Exploration in the Romantic Era: Bodies of Knowledge},
  author={Tim Fulford and Debbie Lee and Peter Kitson},
In 1768, Captain James Cook made the most important scientific voyage of the eighteenth century. He was not alone: scores of explorers like Cook, travelling in the name of science, brought new worlds and new peoples within the horizon of European knowledge for the first time. Their discoveries changed the course of science. Old scientific disciplines, such as astronomy and botany, were transformed; new ones, like craniology and comparative anatomy, were brought into being. Scientific… Expand
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