"Provides a refreshing perspective on how the European drive for colonization and exploration created a need for new technologies and a wealth of accurate natural history investigations."--Choice
“This is an exciting project that reflects a trend in recent historiography to broaden the scope from microstudies by bringing in perspectives from both global history and the history of knowledge. It is a timely contribution to history more generally and will be warmly welcomed not only by historians of science but also by global and imperial historians as well.”—Staffan Müller-Wille, University of Exeter
“This volume shows convincingly that bringing together perspectives from both history of science and world history opens new and fascinating perspectives on the way scientific knowledge developed within an expanding and more interconnected world. It is a welcome and original contribution to the broad debate on the nature and impact of scientific knowledge in a multifocal, global perspective.”—Eric Vanhaute, Ghent University
"As these uniformly excellent essays demonstrate, the task of constructing histories of science that provide cogent narratives about scientific practices might be described, in one way or another, as 'global' is hugely demanding. . . . the essays reviewed here represent an exciting beginning to a larger project with much promise."
—British Journal for the History of Science —British Journal for the History of Science