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The Resource Experiencing nature : the Spanish American empire and the early scientific revolution, Antonio Barrera-Osorio

Experiencing nature : the Spanish American empire and the early scientific revolution, Antonio Barrera-Osorio

Label
Experiencing nature : the Spanish American empire and the early scientific revolution
Title
Experiencing nature
Title remainder
the Spanish American empire and the early scientific revolution
Statement of responsibility
Antonio Barrera-Osorio
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this book, Antonio Barrera-Osorio investigates how Spain's need for accurate information about its American colonies gave rise to empirical scientific practices and their institutionalization, which, he asserts, was Spain's chief contribution to the early scientific revolution
  • He also conclusively links empiricism to empire-building as he focuses on five areas of Spanish activity in America: the search for commodities in, and the ecological transformation of, the New World; the institutionalization of navigational and information-gathering practices at the Spanish Casa de la Contratacion (House of Trade); the development of instruments and technologies for exploiting the natural resources of the Americas; the use of reports and questionnaires for gathering information; and the writing of natural histories about the Americas."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barrera-Osorio, Antonio
Dewey number
509.8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
Q127.L29
LC item number
B37 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Latin America
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Science
  • SCIENCE
  • Spanish colonies
  • Science
  • America
  • Latin America
  • Spain
  • United States
  • Erforschung
  • Kolonialismus
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Amerika
  • Spanien
  • Naturvetenskap
  • Vetenskapshistoria
  • Latinamerika
Label
Experiencing nature : the Spanish American empire and the early scientific revolution, Antonio Barrera-Osorio
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-204) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Searching the land for commodities -- A chamber of knowledge: the Casa de la Contratación and its empirical methods -- Communities of experts: artisans and innovation in the New World -- Circuits of information: reports from the New World -- Books of nature: scholars, natural history, and the New World -- Conclusions: the politics of knowledge -- Appendix 1. Pilots and cosmographers at the Casa de la Contratación -- Appendix 2. Instruments -- Appendix 3. Spanish scientific books
Control code
69198944
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 211 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292709812
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps, facsimiles
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt8t6t1
  • f2e582d2-889a-4716-bea8-820e8237ee6a
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)69198944
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Experiencing nature : the Spanish American empire and the early scientific revolution, Antonio Barrera-Osorio
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-204) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Searching the land for commodities -- A chamber of knowledge: the Casa de la Contratación and its empirical methods -- Communities of experts: artisans and innovation in the New World -- Circuits of information: reports from the New World -- Books of nature: scholars, natural history, and the New World -- Conclusions: the politics of knowledge -- Appendix 1. Pilots and cosmographers at the Casa de la Contratación -- Appendix 2. Instruments -- Appendix 3. Spanish scientific books
Control code
69198944
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 211 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292709812
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps, facsimiles
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt8t6t1
  • f2e582d2-889a-4716-bea8-820e8237ee6a
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)69198944
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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