The Language of Mineralogy

The Language of Mineralogy

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The specific methods used to construct Enlightenment systems of natural history have proven to be the bAote noir of studies that address eighteenth-century culture. This book shows how the classification practices of a defined institutional setting enabled naturalists to create systems of natural history and, by explicitly connecting eighteenth-century geology to the chemistry being taught in medical settings, offers a new interpretation of the nascent earth sciences as they were practiced in Enlightenment Britain.John Walker, Chemistry and the Edinburgh Medical School, 1750-1800 Matthew Eddy ... addressed a#39;Progress for Burning Bricksa#39;81 and Brian Higgins treated similar topics in his Experiments and Observations. ... if they shared the same chemical composition.83 Building on his knowledge of cementation, Walker held that classes 12 to 14 were the large ... ran a school of practical chemistry in Greek Street, Soho and was known for his writing on mineral wells: Synopsis of the Medicinalanbsp;...

Title:The Language of Mineralogy
Author:Matthew Eddy
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2008


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