The Eagle's Nest: Natural History and American Ideas, 1812-1842

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THE EAGLE'S NEST
Natural History and American Ideas, 1812-1842

CHARLOTTE M. PORTER

The University of Alabama Press

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction: An Invitation 1
  • Part One - Precedents 13
  • 1 - The Quality of Nature 15
  • 2 - The Lessons of Nature 26
  • 3 - Drawn from Nature 41
  • Part Two - Proposals 53
  • 4 - Writing the Book of Nature 55
  • 5 - The Denizens of Nature 65
  • 6 - The Natural Plan 73
  • Part Three - New Harmony 85
  • 7 - A New Organon 87
  • 8 - The Vortex of Experiment 98
  • 9 - Maclure's Legacy 109
  • Part Four - Publications 123
  • The Rise of Peer Review 10 125
  • 11 - The Business of Science 135
  • 12 - Science by Management 150
  • 13 - The Peaceable Kingdom 159
  • Notes 177
  • Bibliography 221
  • Index 241
  • About the Author 253
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