Science in Latin America: A History

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Science in Latin America has roots that reach back to the information gathering and recording practices of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations. Spanish and Portuguese conquerors and colonists introduced European scientific practices to the continent, where they hybridized with local traditions to form the beginnings of a truly Latin American science. As countries achieved their independence in the nineteenth century, they turned to science as a vehicle for modernizing education and forwarding "progress." In the ...

Science in Latin America: A History 2010, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292726208

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Science in Latin America: A History 2007, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292712713

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