The Language of Mineralogy: John Walker, Chemistry and the Edinburgh Medical School, 1750-1800

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Всего страниц: 309
In order to show how the classification practices of a defined institutional setting enabled naturalists to create systems of natural history, this book focuses on developments at the Medical School of the University of Edinburgh and in particular the teaching of one of Scotland's most influential Enlightenment naturalists, Dr John Walker.
 

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Introduction
1
Who Was John Walker? The Life of a Notable Naturalist
21
Analysis and the Nomenclature of Matter
53
Travel Classification and Patronage
83
Arranging the Fabric of the Globe
119
The Chemical Foundations of Geology
155
Conclusion
189
Appendices
205
The Classes of Walkers Mature Mineralogical System
217
Bibliography
251
Index
295
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Matthew D. Eddy is a Lecturer at the University of Durham, UK.

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