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Author Tucker, Jennifer, 1965-

Title Nature exposed : photography as eyewitness in Victorian science / Jennifer Tucker
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 294 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction -- 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."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Evidence -- History -- 19th century.
Photography -- Scientific applications -- History -- 19th century.
History, 19th Century.
Photography -- history.
Science -- history.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004023568
ISBN 1421413213 (electronic bk.)
9781421413211 (electronic bk.)