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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2011; 414365–404 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2011.41.4.365
Published: 01 October 2011
..., on the role of drawing and other visual representations in Linnaeus's daily work as seen in his other numerous manuscripts. These manuscripts, held mostly at the Linnean Society of London, are peppered with sketches, maps, tables, and diagrams. Reassessing these manuscripts, along with the printed...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1997; 281139–171 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757789
Published: 01 January 1997
... objectivity," Representations, 40 (Fall 1992), 81–128, on 81. 5 Albert Van Helden, The invention of the telescope (Philadelphia, 1977) Mary G. Winkler and Van Helden, "Representing the heavens: Galileo and visual astronomy," Isis, 83 (1992), 195–217. 6 Karin Knorr-Cetina, The manufacture of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2011; 41141–103 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2011.41.1.41
Published: 01 February 2011
... literature——and that on nature, as found in natural history writings, especially in botanical classifications. The European colonizing enterprise had resulted in an extensive flow of new objects at every level. Visual representations of these new objects circulated in the European cultural world and were...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 485568–580 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.5.568
Published: 01 November 2018
... the University of California 2018 data practices compilation census statistics nineteenth century graphical representation CHRISTINE VON OERTZEN* Datafication and Spatial Visualization in Nineteenth-Century Census Statistics ABSTRACT This essay argues that the explosion of visual...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-258–66 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.58
Published: 02 April 2020
..., HSNS 41, no. 1 (2011): 1 40; Snait B. Gissis. Visualizing Race in the Eighteenth Century, HSNS 41, no. 1 (2011): 41 103. 18. Isabelle Charmantier, Carl Linnaeus and the Visual Representation of Nature, HSNS 41, no. 4 (2011): 365 404; Mar´ a M. Portuondo, Mutis: Plants, Ants, and Visualizing...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2008; 383405–450 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2008.38.3.405
Published: 01 August 2008
... ontology of circuit diagrams, forcing a choice between representations that emphasized form and those that stressed function. This paper explores what was at stake in that mid-century debate over visual culture. It tracks one function-based symbol through concerns about auto-comprehension, visual...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 495556–565 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.5.556
Published: 01 November 2019
... death tabulations, remediated through Du Bois s visual data representations, persist in Benjamin s analysis as coded inequalities built into digital surveil- lance systems. Igo s The Known Citizen likewise cuts to a core point of contention, privacy and self-determination, in her century-long history...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494384–419 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.384
Published: 01 September 2019
..., Environment (2004): 32 46; Saffron O Neill and Sophie Nicholson-Cole, Fear Won t Do It : Promoting Positive Engagement with Climate Change Through Visual and Iconic Representations, Science Communication 30, no. 3 (March 2009): 355 79. For a broader perspective on elite concern about public panic, see Lee...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494420–446 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.420
Published: 01 September 2019
... the first to explain Schiaparelli s canals as optical illusions. For more on the canals as visual and later photographic controversy, see Jennifer Tucker, Nature Exposed: Photography as Eyewitness in Victorian Science (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005), 194 233, and Martin Willis...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 492117–150 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.2.117
Published: 01 April 2019
... Cavendish Laboratory in 1911/1912, the apparatus allowed for the first time to visualize particle phenomena as trails of condensed vapor and to obtain a photographic recording of the microscopical events normally invisible to the eye. When, in 1927, Wilson was awarded the Nobel Prize, his method was already...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 492194–225 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.2.194
Published: 01 April 2019
... less prominent than the similarities. Notably, more like Edmund Berkeley, Ershov believed that - using Algol-like formalisms. The transformation of mathematical notation is a familiar device in the history of mathematics, highlighting the moment of interpretation built into the representation. 54. For...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 485581–593 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.5.581
Published: 01 November 2018
... disparate as quantification, history, visual language, and statistical abstraction. The establishment of conventions around the legitimacy of statistical inferences and the visual representation of aggregative temporal patterns has had a pro- found effect on the shaping of modern politics and culture, as...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 485648–658 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.5.648
Published: 01 November 2018
... Analogue Computer, a machine purposely built for crystallographic calcula- tions. The advantage of the analogue computer was that it visually displayed the results of the calculations on the screen of a cathode ray oscilloscope. Kendrew took up the challenge of using the EDSAC as from the beginning he saw...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 485557–567 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.5.557
Published: 01 November 2018
... at the start of the nineteenth century, see Christine von Oertzen s discussion of August Ludwig von Schlo¨zer and Wilhelm Butte in Datafication and Spatial Visualization in Nineteenth-Century Census Statistics, in this Issue. 7. It is only very recently that the implications of this shift in...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 484536–547 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.4.536
Published: 01 September 2018
... aristocratic behavior. Sahlins calls this Absolutism 1.0, a phenomenon still grounded in Renaissance humanimalism. The animals of the Sun King s menagerie lived on in visual representations, in the tapestries of the Gobelins Manufactory and in the illustrations of Charles Le Brun. The representation of the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 483380–389 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.3.380
Published: 01 June 2018
...Michael F. McGovern © 2018 by the Regents of the University of California 2018 Jason D. Hansen . Mapping the Germans: Statistical Science, Cartography, and the Visualization of the German Nation, 1848–1914 . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2015 . 232 pp., index. ISBN 978...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 483390–401 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.3.390
Published: 01 June 2018
... presenting48 by means of different visual and technological devices how it really was49 47. Klein, Technoscience Avant La Lettre (ref. 46). 48. On the distinction between presentation and representation, see Lorraine Daston, Beyond Representation in Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited, ed...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 483300–337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.3.300
Published: 01 June 2018
... product chemistry in one course announcement proof, 40. Woodward, Art and Science (ref. 38), 28. Visual imagination and creative manipulation of structural formulas had long played an important role in organic chemistry; see Klein, Ex- periments, Models, Paper Tools (ref. 20); Rocke, Image and Reality...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 483259–299 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.3.259
Published: 01 June 2018
... the function . Rendered in the compact formalism of linear functionals, stripped of the visual trappings and technical provisos of integration, the transformation was striking. Schwartz used this formal sleight-of-hand to define the derivative of a distribution as T 0xi ¼ T 0xi . The left side...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 482180–222 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.2.180
Published: 01 April 2018
...Chunglin Kwa Between 1925 and 1980, landscape ecology underwent important changes through the gradual imposition of the view from above, through the uses of aerial photography. A new concept emerged, “the smallest unit of landscape,” also called ecotope and land unit, expressing a direct visual...