Science and Empire

Knowledge and Networks of Science across the British Empire, 1800–1970

  • Brett M. Bennett
  • Joseph M. Hodge

Part of the Britain and the World book series (BAW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Historiography and Overview

  3. Knowledge and Networks in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

  4. Knowledge and Networks at the End of Empire

  5. Epilogue

    1. Michael Worboys
      Pages 321-326
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 327-346

About this book


Offering one of the first analyses of how networks of science interacted within the British Empire during the past two centuries, this volume shows how the rise of formalized state networks of science in the mid nineteenth-century led to a constant tension between administrators and scientists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Brett M. Bennett
    • 1
  • Joseph M. Hodge
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Western SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of HistoryWest Virginia UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-32190-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-32082-6
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