Inventing Canada : Early Victorian Science and the Idea of a Transcontinental Nation (Paperback)

Author: 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.


Publisher McGill Queens Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780773535619
SKU 210627026
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0773535616
Release Date 5/1/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0372
Publisher McGill-Queen's University Press
Series Part 214
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