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Civilizing Mission: Exact Sciences and French Overseas Expansion, 1830-1940

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Drawing on sources in a dozen languages and archives on five continents, Lewis Pyenson examines how the practitioners of the "exact," as opposed to "descriptive," sciences performed in relative isolation--how, in one sense, science was driven by its own imperatives.

Civilizing Mission: Exact Sciences and French Overseas Expansion, 1830-1940 1993, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801844218

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