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Nature exposed [electronic resource] : photography as eyewitness in Victorian science / Jennifer Tucker.

By: Tucker, Jennifer, 1965-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005Description: 1 online resource (ix, 294 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9781421413211 (electronic bk.); 1421413213 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Photography -- Scientific applications -- History -- 19th century | Evidence -- History -- 19th century | Photography -- history -- England | Science -- history -- England | History, 19th Century -- England | Nature -- England | Wissenschaftliche Photographie | Gro�britannien | SCIENCE / HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Nature exposed.DDC classification: 509/.034 Other classification: AP 97000 | HD 400 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- 1. Constructing science and brotherhood in photographic culture -- 2. Testing the unity of science and fraternity -- 3. Acquiring a scientific eye -- 4. Photography of the invisible -- 5. Photographic evidence and mass culture -- Epilogue: Enlarging the concept of photographic evidence.
Review: "In Nature Exposed, Jennifer Tucker studies the intersecting trajectories of photography and modern science in late Victorian Britain. She examines the role of photograph as witness in scientific investigation and explores the interplay between photographic practice and scientific authority." "Recovering the controversies and commentary surrounding early scientific photography and drawing on a wide range of new sources and critical theories, Tucker deepens our understanding of Victorian science, its rich visual culture, and alternative forms of knowledge, including psychial research and theorizing about canals on Mars."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- 1. Constructing science and brotherhood in photographic culture -- 2. Testing the unity of science and fraternity -- 3. Acquiring a scientific eye -- 4. Photography of the invisible -- 5. Photographic evidence and mass culture -- Epilogue: Enlarging the concept of photographic evidence.

"In Nature Exposed, Jennifer Tucker studies the intersecting trajectories of photography and modern science in late Victorian Britain. She examines the role of photograph as witness in scientific investigation and explores the interplay between photographic practice and scientific authority." "Recovering the controversies and commentary surrounding early scientific photography and drawing on a wide range of new sources and critical theories, Tucker deepens our understanding of Victorian science, its rich visual culture, and alternative forms of knowledge, including psychial research and theorizing about canals on Mars."--BOOK JACKET.

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