Everyday Nature: Knowledge of the Natural World in Colonial New York

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In the modern world, the public looks to scientists and scholars for their expertise on issues ranging from the effectiveness of vaccines to the causes of natural disasters. But for early Americans, whose relationship to nature was more intimate and perilous than our own, personal experience, political allegiances, and faith in God took precedence over the experiments of the learned. In Everyday Nature, Sara Gronim shows how scientific advances were received in the early modern world, from the time Europeans settled in ...

Everyday Nature: Knowledge of the Natural World in Colonial New York 2009, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick

ISBN-13: 9780813546735

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Everyday Nature: Knowledge of the Natural World in Colonial New York 2007, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813540245

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