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Zambesi: David Livingstone and Expeditionary Science in Africa (Hardback)

Lawrence Dritsas

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ISBN 10: 1845117050 / ISBN 13: 9781845117054
Edité par I.B.Tauris Co Ltd., United Kingdom, 2010
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Zambesi tells the story of David Livingstone s Zambesi Expedition. It exposes the rivalry among some of Victorian Britain s leading establishment figures and institutions - including the Foreign Office, the Royal Society, Royal Geographical Society, British Museum, Kew Gardens and the Admiralty - as abolitionists, scientists, and entrepreneurs sought to promote and protect their differing interests. Making use of letters, documents and materials neglected by previous writers and researchers, the author reveals how tensions arose from the very beginning between those in pursuit of knowledge for its own sake and the proponents of the civilizing missions who saw scientific knowledge as the utilitarian means to a social end. The result is an exciting story involving one of England s most feted Victorian heroes that offers important new insights in the practice and politics of expeditionary science in Victorian England. This is the definitive account of the expedition to date. N° de réf. du libraire AA79781845117054

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Titre : Zambesi: David Livingstone and Expeditionary...

Éditeur : I.B.Tauris Co Ltd., United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2010

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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The most definitive account to date, Zambesi tells the story of David Livingstone’s Zambesi Expedition. It exposes the rivalry among some of Victorian Britain’s leading establishment figures and institutions--including the Foreign Office, the Royal Society, Royal Geographical Society, British Museum, Kew Gardens and the Admiralty--as abolitionists, scientists, and entrepreneurs sought to promote and protect their differing interests. Making use of letters, documents and materials negelcted by previous writers and researchers, the author reveals how tensions arose from the very beginning between those in pursuit of knowledge for its own sake and the proponents of the civilizing missions who saw scientific knowledge as the utilitarian means to a social end. The result is an exciting story involving one of England's most feted Victorian heroes that offers important new insights in the the practice and politics of expeditionary science in Victorian England.

About the Author:

Lawrence Dritsas is a Research Fellow in the Science Studies Unit at the University of Edinburgh.

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