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Enlightened Zeal
  • Author : Theodore Binnema
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-21
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN Code: 1442666951

Summary: Enlightened Zeal examines the fascinating history of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s involvement in scientific networks during the company’s two-hundred year chartered monopoly. Working from the company’s voluminous records, Ted Binnema demonstrates the significance of science in the company’s corporate strategies. Initially highly secretive about all of its activities, the HBC was by 1870 an exceptionally generous patron of science. Aware of the ways that a commitment to scientific research could burnish its corporate reputation, the company participated in intricate symbiotic networks that linked the HBC as a corporation with individuals and scientific organizations in England, Scotland, and the United States. The pursuit of scientific knowledge could bring wealth and influence, along with tribute, fame, and renown, but science also brought less tangible benefits: adventure, health, happiness, male companionship, self-improvement, or a sense of meaning. The first study of scientific research in any chartered company over the entire course of its monopoly, Enlightened Zeal expands our understanding of social networks in science, establishes the vast scope of the HBC’s contribution to public knowledge, and will inspire new research into the history of science in other chartered monopolies.







The Quarterly Review
  • Author : William Gifford,Sir John Taylor Coleridge,John Gibson Lockhart,Whitwell Elwin,William Macpherson,William Smith,Sir John Murray (IV),Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle),George Walter Prothero
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1832
  • Category: English literature
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

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Sources of the African Past
  • Author : David Robinson
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 1999-06-21
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN Code: 1475923546

Summary: Sources of the African Past combines a case-study approach with an emphasis on primary and orally transmitted sources to accomplish three objectives; to tell a story in some depth, to portray major themes and to raise basic questions of analysis and interpretation. The case studies are set in the nineteenth century and deal with critical periods in the fortunes of five societies in different parts of the continent (South, East, and West Africa). The authors wish students to work with the "raw" materials of history and to that end have provided a workbook for a "laboratory" experience. Sources of the African Past is designed for use in a wide variety of courses and in conjuction with other texts. The authors have kept their own interpretations to a minimum and invited scrutiny of their decision of selection and arrangement. They chose the cases on the basis of several criteria: geographical coverage, abundance and diversity of primary sources, importance in the secondary literature, and relevance to important historical problems. All the studies emphasize political change. All witness some growth in European intervention. In selecting the documents, the authors sought a balance of perspective without sacrificing accuracy and relevance. This means a conscious effort to present a variety of views: African and European, internal and external, partipant and observer, those of the victims as well as those of the victors, those of the "people" as well as those of the elite. Within the limitations of space, they have made the excerpts sufficiently long to allow the reader to examine the author's style, purpose and other characteristics. Keeping in mind the limitations of libraries, they have attemted to make each chapter self-contained.





The Return of a King
  • Author : William Dalrymple
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Category: Afghanistan
  • Pages : 567
  • ISBN Code: 1408818302

Summary: In 1839 18,000 British troops marched into Afghanistan. Three years later, only one man emerged to tell the tale...... A towering history of the first Afghan war by bestselling historian William Dalrymple.





Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 3, Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth
  • Author : Joseph Needham
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1959
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 877
  • ISBN Code: 9780521058018

Summary: After two volumes mainly introductory, Dr Needham now embarks upon his systematic study of the development of the natural sciences in China. The Sciences of the Earth follow: geography and cartography, geology, seismology and mineralogy. Dr Needham distinguishes parallel traditions of scientific cartography and religious cosmography in East and West, discussing orbocentric wheel-maps, the origins of the rectangular grid system, sailing charts and relief maps, Chinese survey methods, and the impact of Renaissance cartography on the East. Finally-and here Dr Needham's work has no Western predecessors-there are full accounts of the Chinese contribution to geology and mineralogy.




Journals of the Rev. Messrs Isenberg and Krapf, Missionaries of the Church Missionary Society
  • Author : Charles William Isenberg,Johann Ludwig Krapf,James MacQueen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-27
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 658
  • ISBN Code: 1108034179

Summary: Published in 1843, with an important geographical preface, these journals describe the missionaries' experiences in the Abyssinian kingdom of Shoa.


An Empire of Ice
  • Author : Edward J. Larson
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-05-31
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN Code: 0300154089

Summary: Examines the pioneering Antarctic expeditions of the early twentieth century within the context of a larger scientific, social, and geopolitical context.



Journal of the Civil War Era
  • Author : William A. Blair
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2012-12-01
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN Code: 080785266X

Summary: The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 2, Number 4 December 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS Articles Mark Fleszar "My Laborers in Haiti are not Slaves": Proslavery Fictions and a Black Colonization Experiment on the Northern Coast, 1835-1846 Jarret Ruminski "Tradyville": The Contraband Trade and the Problem of Loyalty in Civil War Mississippi K. Stephen Prince Legitimacy and Interventionism: Northern Republicans, the "Terrible Carpetbagger," and the Retreat from Reconstruction Review Essay Roseanne Currarino Toward a History of Cultural Economy Professional Notes T. Lloyd Benson Geohistory: Democratizing the Landscape of Battle Book Reviews Books Received Notes on Contributors The Journal of the Civil War Era takes advantage of the flowering of research on the many issues raised by the sectional crisis, war, Reconstruction, and memory of the conflict, while bringing fresh understanding to the struggles that defined the period, and by extension, the course of American history in the nineteenth century.


The Guiana Travels of Robert Schomburgk, 1835-1844
  • Author : Peter Rivière
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN Code: 9780904180886

Summary: This is the second of a pair of volumes publishing the unedited full reports of Robert Schomburgk's travels in Guiana between 1835 and 1844, previously available only in greatly abridged and heavily edited versions. It covers the journeys made by Schomburgk when surveying and establishing the boundaries of British Guiana, now Guyana, between 1841 and 1843.


The Cartographic Eye
  • Author : Simon Ryan
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1996-09-13
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN Code: 9780521577915

Summary: Looks at what early Australian explorers found through their own writings.