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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (5): 581–593.
Published: 01 November 2018
... more traditional areas of focus on individual disciplines or technologies. This essay explores one such case of convergence in nineteenth-century data history between empirical natural history (paleontology and botany), bureaucratic statistics (cameralism), and contemporary historiography, arguing that...
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (1): 56–109.
Published: 01 February 2018
... approach to fossil data—was the bureaucratic science of cameralism, in which Bronn was steeped as a student and professor at the University of Heidelberg. The second was an earlier tradition of historical visualization popularized by Joseph Priestley and others, which represented time—or the “timeline”—as...