Inventing Canada: Early Victorian Science and the Idea of a Transcontinental Nation (Carleton Library Series)

By: Zeller, Suzanne

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Zeller taps a wide range of archival and published sources to document the prominent place of Victorian science in British North American thought and society. Her focus on the creative functions of Victorian geological, geophysical, and botanical sciences highlights the formation of a Canadian community of scientists, politicians, educators, journalists, businessmen, and others who promoted public support of scientific activities and institutions. By moving beyond the eighteenth-century mechanical ideals that had forged the United States, they reassessed the land and its possibilities to redefine the transcontinental future of a northern variant of the British nation. Inventing Canada is a must-read for anyone interested in the scientific background of Canada's history, including its environmental history.

Title: Inventing Canada: Early Victorian Science and the Idea of a Transcontinental Nation (Carleton Library Series)

Author Name: Zeller, Suzanne

Categories: Other,

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press:

ISBN Number: 0773535616

ISBN Number 13: 9780773535619

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0773535616Z2

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