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Author Tucker, Jennifer, 1965-

Title Nature exposed : photography as eyewitness in Victorian science / Jennifer Tucker
Published Baltimore, Md. ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005


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Description ix, 294 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Constructing science and brotherhood in photographic culture -- 2. Testing the unity of science and fraternity -- 3. Acquiring a scientific eye -- 4. Photography of the invisible -- 5. Photographic evidence and mass culture -- Epilogue : enlarging the concept of photographic evidence
Summary "In Nature Exposed, Jennifer Tucker studies the intersecting trajectories of photography and modern science in late Victorian Britain. She examines the role of photograph as witness in scientific investigation and explores the interplay between photographic practice and scientific authority." "Recovering the controversies and commentary surrounding early scientific photography and drawing on a wide range of new sources and critical theories, Tucker deepens our understanding of Victorian science, its rich visual culture, and alternative forms of knowledge, including psychial research and theorizing about canals on Mars."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Evidence -- History -- 19th century.
Photography -- Scientific applications -- History -- 19th century.
Photography -- history.
Science -- history.
History, 19th Century.
LC no. 2004023568
ISBN 0801879914 (hbk.)