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By Fraser MacDonald,Charles W.J. Withers

ISBN-10: 1138547255

ISBN-13: 9781138547254

ISBN-10: 1472434250

ISBN-13: 9781472434258

targeting features of the functioning of expertise, and through taking a look at tools and at instrumental functionality, this e-book addresses the epistemological questions bobbing up from reading the technological bases to geographical exploration and data claims. Questions of geography and exploration and know-how are addressed in old and modern context and in several geographical destinations and highbrow cultures. the gathering brings jointly students within the heritage of geographical exploration, historians of technological know-how, historians of expertise and, importantly, specialists with curatorial duties for, and museological services in, significant software collections. Ranging of their concentration from stories of astronomical perform to seismography, meteorological tools and rockets, from radar to the handheld barometer, the chapters of this e-book learn the ways that tools and questions of know-how - too usually ignored hitherto - provide perception into the connections among geography and exploration.

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