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Venomous encounters : snakes, vivisection and scientific medicine in colonial Australia

Author: Peter Hobbins; Andrew Thompson
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017.
Series: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Venomous encounters presents a radically new view of the role of science and scientific methodology in the colonies. It explores the role of snakes, snakebite and snake venom in the emerging science of 19th-century Australia and India, the neglected significance of inter-colony exchanges and conflicts and the importance of vivisection to science.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hobbins; Andrew Thompson
ISBN: 9781526106285 1526106280 1526106272 9781526106278 1526101440 9781526101440
OCLC Number: 973046238
Notes: Introduction 1. Serpents and settlers: the colonial animal matrix, 1788-1840 2. Vivisection in the pub: public spectacles and plebeian expertise, 1840-80 3. Ontological conjunctions: dogs, snakes, venoms and germs, 1843-68 4. In vivo veritas: the amoral ascent of colonial vivisection, 1868-76 5. Legislators and other animals: foregrounding vivisection, 1876-95 6. Immunology and indigeneity: species, serums and localisms, 1890-1914 Conclusion Index.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Cover; Studies in imperialism; Contents; List of figures; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Serpents and settlers: the colonial animal matrix, 1788-1840; 2 Vivisection in the pub: public spectacles and plebeian expertise, 1840-80; 3 Ontological conjunctions: dogs, snakes, venoms and germs, 1840-68; 4 In vivo veritas: the amoral ascent of colonial vivisection, 1868-76; 5 Legislators and other animals: foregrounding vivisection, 1876-95; 6 Immunology and indigeneity: species, serums and localisms, 1890-1914; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: Peter Hobbins.

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