Cyclones and Earthquakes : The Jesuits, Prediction, Trade, and Spanish Dominion in Cuba and Philippines, 1850-1898, Paperback / softback Book

Cyclones and Earthquakes : The Jesuits, Prediction, Trade, and Spanish Dominion in Cuba and Philippines, 1850-1898 Paperback / softback

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How is scientific knowledge produced in a colonial context?

Furthermore, how is it possible that two colonies such as Cuba and the Philippines could have among the most notable scientific achievements in the history of nineteenth-century Spain?

Finally, what happens when these achievements were driven by a religious order like the Society of Jesus?

Why and what kinds of interests were at stake? This book is an original, rigorous and well-documented study of how two central fields of scientific prevention-cyclone prediction and earthquake resistant construction-have their roots in the commercial, military, and educational context of late-nineteenth-century Spanish insular possessions.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 374 pages, Gallery of black & white archival illustrations
  • Publisher: University of the Philippines Press
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  • Category: History of science
  • ISBN: 9789715507646

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