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Putting Science in Its Place: Geographies of Scientific Knowledge

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We are accustomed to thinking of science and its findings as universal. After all, one atom of carbon plus two of oxygen yields carbon dioxide in Amazonia as well as in Alaska; a scientist in Bombay can use the same materials and techniques to challenge the work of a scientist in New York; and of course the laws of gravity apply worldwide. Why, then, should the spaces wher ...more
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 2003)
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Mari Yeung
Apr 30, 2016 Mari Yeung rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Pure torture.
Maybe it could have been a relatively good essay if it were just 10 pages long. Or perhaps if the author could have stopped repeating the same things again and again and taken into consideration examples from present science (why is everyone obsessed with the 16-17-18th centuries???).
And the style: painfully slow.
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May 09, 2016 Nicola rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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La teoria dalla quale si sviluppano le considerazioni di questo libro è interessante... peccato che l'autore sia fin troppo ripetitivo.
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