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Notes from the ground : science, soil, and society in the American countryside / Benjamin R. Cohen.

Author/creator Cohen, Benjamin R.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoNew Haven : Yale University Press,
Descriptionxii, 272 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Series Yale agrarian studies series
Contents Introduction -- Distinguishing the georgic -- "The science of agriculture and book farming" : homespun virtue, dandy vice, and the credibility of "chimical men" in rural America -- Knowing nature, dabbling with Davy -- The agricultural society, the planter, and the slave : producing scientific views of Virginia county lands -- The geological survey, the professor, and his assistants : producing scientific views of the state of Virginia -- Agriculture, ethics, and the future of georgic science.
Summary This text examines the cultural conditions that brought agriculture and science together in 19th-century America. Integrating the history of science, environmental history and science studies, this text shows how and why agrarian Americans accepted, resisted and shaped scientific ways of knowing the land.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2009928178
ISBN9780300139235 (hbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN0300139233 (hbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN9780300177701 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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