By Fraser MacDonald,Charles W.J. Withers

targeting features of the functioning of know-how, and by way of taking a look at tools and at instrumental functionality, this booklet addresses the epistemological questions bobbing up from reading the technological bases to geographical exploration and information claims. Questions of geography and exploration and expertise are addressed in old and modern context and in several geographical destinations and highbrow cultures. the gathering brings jointly students within the heritage of geographical exploration, historians of technology, historians of expertise and, importantly, specialists with curatorial duties for, and museological services in, significant tool collections. Ranging of their concentration from reviews of astronomical perform to seismography, meteorological tools and rockets, from radar to the hand held barometer, the chapters of this ebook research the ways that tools and questions of know-how - too frequently ignored hitherto - supply perception into the connections among geography and exploration.

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