Morrison-Low, A D (2015) Instruments of exploration in National Museums Scotland. In: Geography, technology and instruments of exploration. Studies in Historical Geography . Ashgate, Abingdon, pp. 119-138. ISBN 9781472434258

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Abstract

Focusing on aspects of the functioning of technology, and by looking at instruments and at instrumental performance, this book addresses the epistemological questions arising from examining the technological bases to geographical exploration and knowledge claims. Questions of geography and exploration and technology are addressed in historical and in contemporary context and in different geographical locations and intellectual cultures. The collection brings together scholars in the history of geographical exploration, historians of science, historians of technology and, importantly, experts with curatorial responsibilities for, and museological expertise in, major instrument collections. Ranging in their focus from studies of astronomical practice to seismography, meteorological instruments and rockets, from radar to the hand-held barometer, the chapters of this book examine the ways in which instruments and questions of technology - too often overlooked hitherto - offer insight into the connections between geography and exploration.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Theme: Collections & collecting
Department: Science and Technology
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2016 12:37
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2016 11:43
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/1558

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