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The Material Cultures of Enlightenment Arts and Sciences

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Introduction
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    Chapter 2 Handling Objects in Natural History Collections
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    Chapter 3 Curious Work
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    Chapter 4 The Lives of Mrs Delany’s Paper Plants
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    Chapter 5 A Pathological Pot
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    Chapter 6 The Seeds of Disaster: Relics of La Pérouse
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    Chapter 7 A Bird in the Hand, or, Manufacturing Credibility in the Instruments of Enlightenment Science
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    Chapter 8 Mapping New Spaces
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    Chapter 9 By Hand or By Engine
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    Chapter 10 The Ship as Object: The Launch of the Queen Charlotte
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    Chapter 11 The Nautical Almanac: Instrument of Controversy
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    Chapter 12 The Navy’s New Clothes
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    Chapter 13 Unwrapping Gods: Illuminating Encounters with Gods, Comets and Missionaries
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    Chapter 14 Persons and Things
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    Chapter 15 The Fabric of Domestic Life: Rethinking the Humble Painted Cloth
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    Chapter 16 The Willdey Telescope: Instrument for Fashion, Learning and Amusement
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    Chapter 17 Cataloguing Curiosities: Whitby’s Barkcloth Book
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    Chapter 18 Art and Things: Fragonard’s Colour Box
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    Chapter 19 Keep Within Compass
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    Chapter 20 Perfected Thing: A Lay Figure by Paul Huot
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    Chapter 21 A Home Away from Home: Sophie Magdalene’s Clockwork Chinoiserie
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    Chapter 22 The Chinese Tallow Tree: From Asset in Asia to Curse in Carolina
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    Chapter 23 Global Connections: Punch, Porcelain and Maritime Material Culture
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    Chapter 24 A Damaged and Discarded Thing
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    Chapter 25 Sarah Sophia Banks, Adam Afzelius and a Coin from Sierra Leone
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    Chapter 26 A Pacific Macrocosm: ‘Les Sauvages de la mer Pacifique’
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    Chapter 27 ‘Columen Vitae’: Pharmaceutical Packaging, 1750–1850
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    Chapter 28 Tropical Lifestyles, Luxury, and the Health of Britain’s Global Power, 1793–1825
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    Chapter 29 Extra-illustrations: The Order of the Book and the Fantasia of the Library
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    Chapter 30 Paperslips
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    Chapter 31 Advertising and Print Culture in the Eighteenth Century
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    Chapter 32 Kitty Fisher: The Commodification of Celebrity
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    Chapter 33 An Admirable Typology
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    Chapter 34 Connoisseurship and the Communication of Anatomical Knowledge: The Case of William Cheselden’s Osteographia (1733)
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Title
The Material Cultures of Enlightenment Arts and Sciences
Published by
Palgrave Macmillan UK, January 2016
DOI 10.1057/978-1-137-44379-3
ISBNs
978-1-137-44579-7, 978-1-137-44379-3
Authors

Adriana Craciun

Editors

Adriana Craciun, Simon Schaffer

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Unknown 8 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 63%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 13%
Student > Bachelor 1 13%
Student > Master 1 13%
Researcher 1 13%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Arts and Humanities 7 88%
Environmental Science 1 13%
Physics and Astronomy 1 13%