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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2010) 40 (4): 532–568.
Published: 01 November 2010
.... PLANT GENETICISTS AND VICHY S D IRECTED ECONOMY: THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PLANNED SEED-ECONOMY In the same vein as Karl Polanyi s thesis on the reaction of European societies to the social dislocation established by an unrestrained free market, many his- torians have documented a continuous rise of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (4): 459–469.
Published: 01 September 2019
... themes first, the state-level regulation of textbooks and the angry response of rural populations (34); second, the com- plex shaping of textbooks by the scientific worldview of the authors (43) and the aggressive marketing practices of textbook salesmen (18); and third, the positioning of the Scopes...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (3): 241–272.
Published: 01 June 2019
... expertise.3 Colonial agronomists instructions for culti- vating, harvesting, processing, and marketing citrus fruit converged with the ethno-religious categories of French rule in Algeria.4 The hygiene of field workers, layout of the groves, collection and processing of fruit, circulation of produce across...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (4): 526–535.
Published: 01 September 2018
... understanding of barrenness, whose agrarian metaphors depicted reproduc- tive functions in terms of fertile soil, seed, and fruitful propagation. A woman s body should embody the healthy soil from which the plant must grow, and she is thus entirely responsible for the surveillance of her reproductive garden...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (4): 441–474.
Published: 01 September 2018
... workshops turning out goods for the black market. It was the first anniversary of the surrender that had ended World War II. In the difficult conditions of sheer material scarcity that marked the years immediately after the war, officials, academic scientists, and industry leaders met to begin discussions...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (3): 338–379.
Published: 01 June 2018
... water utilities, building what became a successful stock-market brokerage firm. By the 1920s, thousands of clients received Babson s monthly stock-tip reports, which were filled with statistical measures of market trends though economist John Kenneth Galbraith later dismissed Babson s approach as so...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 February 2018
... poses a major barrier). Short references to somatic hybridization occur in Jack Ralph Kloppenburg Jr., First the Seed: The Political Economy of Plant Biotechnology, 1492 2000 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988), 192; Charles Daniel, Lords of the Harvest: Biotech, Big Money, and the Future of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (1): 76–106.
Published: 01 February 2017
... lived in a crowded and changeable world in which everything is related to everything else19 In Portugal, other research laboratories and stations for genetics research also emerged during the Estado Novo. The laboratory for genetics and seed selection was founded in 1937 in the Estac¸a o Agrono´mica...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (5): 669–709.
Published: 01 November 2016
... L LOWS | 673 methods and motives of Cold War actors in Latin America and beyond. Modern mathematics was not seen as a means to feed the masses, eradicate disease, or reform developing markets. Nor was it commonly represented as a paragon of cultural achievement or a beacon of political rectitude...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (2): 119–153.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., especially during its early decades. Atomic weapons, nuclear submarines, domestic power stations, earthmoving technologies, radiation therapies, radioisotopes for experimental use, even seed-irradiation units for plant breeders these were all artifacts generated within a technological system, and many were...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2013) 43 (5): 589–618.
Published: 01 November 2013
... 5 (1991): 95 110. Also see Luuc Kooijmans, Vriendschap, een 18e-eeuwse familiegeschiedenis Tijdschrift voor sociale geschiedenis 18 (1992): 48 65; Natalie Zemon Davis, Beyond the Market: Books as Gifts in 16th-Century France Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 33 (1983): 69 88. 11. Some...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2013) 43 (3): 281–333.
Published: 01 June 2013
... product of Singapore, and Cubism did not take shape in Manaus. Commentators from Cassirer onwards lived and wrote in an environment as conventionally bourgeois as the environment of the Belle Epoque, where Neo-Idealist sentiment provided fertile ground for the seeds sown by Einstein and Picasso. 11...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2013) 43 (2): 121–161.
Published: 01 April 2013
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2010) 40 (4): 569–603.
Published: 01 November 2010
... that neither the regime's policies on plant breeding nor the highly centralized character of agricultural policy-making can be regarded as specifically fascist. ©© 2010 by The Regents of the University of California plant breeding seed market Reichsnäährstand peasant farming National...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2011) 41 (2): 216–254.
Published: 01 May 2011
...: abundant seeds to eat (ragweed is a favorite); cover from predators (owls and hawks, mainly, and various opportunists); and spots for nesting, roosting, and dusting.12 Bobwhites are a commensal species, cohabiting comfortably with human- kind. They flourish in agricultural landscapes, where cornfields and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2011) 41 (1): 1–40.
Published: 01 February 2011
... flower book; the wealthy and cultured patrons furnished a ready market; the mechanical processes pro- vided the physical possibility. . . . The combination of money, interest, leisure and lack of distractions was never again present all at the same time. 17 By the first decade of the nineteenth century...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2011) 41 (1): 41–103.
Published: 01 February 2011
... of the living plant, of the dried plant in a herbarium, of its seed, and of the resulting nurtured or acclimatized plant. For some naturalists, individual differences within the system did not count. Others pointed to the impossibility or arbitrariness of rigid classifications that 33. See Blunt and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2010) 40 (4): 499–531.
Published: 01 November 2010
... it had to supply appropriate seeds for producers and to test the quality of exist- ing seeds.40 From 1939, seed testing, production, and distribution by the FSAAE, transformed by its integration into the system of vertical unions, gave geneticists a much more central role in rice production than they...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2010) 40 (4): 457–498.
Published: 01 November 2010
... northern Italy Strampelli s hybrids exhibited all their good qualities and monopolized the entire market. In the highly productive province of Ferrara, for example, the area cultivated with Strampelli s seeds reached some 90 percent of the total grain acreage.48 Not only did grain pro- duction skyrocket...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2010) 40 (1): 48–78.
Published: 01 February 2010
... down, citing a limited market. When he pitched it to King s Crown Press, a division of Columbia University Press, Dunn stressed that while the Lysenko controversy had attracted much media attention, chiefly in the political press, reporters and readers had been unable to evaluate Lysenko s actual...