Cyclones and Earthquakes : The Jesuits, Prediction, Trade, and Spanish Dominion in Cuba and Philippines, 1850-1898 Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 374 pages, Gallery of black & white archival illustrations
- Publisher: University of the Philippines Press
- Publication Date: 28/02/2018
- Category: History of science
- ISBN: 9789715507646