||Yale agrarian studies series
||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.
||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 note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Access restriction||Available only to authorized users.|
|Technical details||Mode of access: World Wide Web|
|ISBN||9780300139235 (hbk. : alk. paper)|
|ISBN||0300139233 (hbk. : alk. paper)|
|ISBN||9780300177701 (pbk. : alk. paper)|