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  • Print publication year: 2018
  • Online publication date: December 2018

10 - Experimental natural history

from II - Enlightened orders
Daston, L., ‘Attention and the values of nature in the Enlightenment’, in Daston, L. and Vidal, F. (eds.), The Moral Authority of Nature (Chicago, 2004), pp. 100–26.
Dawson, V., Nature’s Enigma: The Problem of the Polyp in the Letters of Bonnet, Trembley and Réaumur (Philadelphia, 1987).
Gibson, S., Animal, Vegetable or Mineral? How Eighteenth-Century Science Disrupted the Natural Order (Oxford, 2015).
Kellman, J., ‘Nature, networks and expert testimony in the colonial Atlantic: the case of cochineal’, Atlantic Studies, 7 (2010), pp. 373–95.
Ratcliff, M., ‘Trembley’s strategy of generosity and the scope of celebrity in the mid-eighteenth century’, Isis, 95 (2004), pp. 555–75.
Ratcliff, M., The Quest for the Invisible: Microscopy in the Enlightenment (Burlington, VT, 2009).
Stockland, E., ‘“La guerre aux insectes”: pest control and agricultural reform in the French Enlightenment’, Annals of Science, 70:4 (2013), pp. 126.
Terrall, M., ‘Following insects around: tools and techniques of natural history in the 18th century’, British Journal for the History of Science, 43 (2010), pp. 573–88.
Terrall, M., ‘Frogs on the mantelpiece: the practice of observation in daily life’, in Daston, L. and Lunbeck, E. (eds.), Histories of Scientific Observations (Chicago, 2011), pp. 185205.
Terrall, M., Catching Nature in the Act: Réaumur and the Practice of Natural History in the Eighteenth Century (Chicago, 2014).