Cultural Imperialism and Exact Sciences: German Expansion Overseas, 1900-1930

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Cultural Imperialism and Exact Sciences considers how, in the opening years of the twentieth century, German physicists and astronomers came to staff major research and teaching institutions in Argentina, the South Pacific, and China. It follows German influence at these institutions over the next thirty years. The analysis, based on public and private archives in eight countries, examines how exact sciences having little practical utility inter- acted with explicitly imperialist strategies. This book provides a major reexamination of the process of cultural imperialism in several of its most dramatic settings.

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Contents

A Lodge in the Wilderness
1
Colonialism Geophysics and Geopolitics
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The Temperament of a Geophysicist
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