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Divining Science: Treasure Hunting and Earth Science in Early Modern Germany Warren Alexander Dym

Divining Science: Treasure Hunting and Earth Science in Early Modern Germany

Warren Alexander Dym

Published September 24th 2010
ISBN : 9789004186422
Hardcover
216 pages
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The patronage of dowsers by mining administrations through the eighteenth century challenges common assumptions about the Enlightenment. Rather than decline in importance like alchemy and astrology, dowsing transformed from a study of mineral vaporsMoreThe patronage of dowsers by mining administrations through the eighteenth century challenges common assumptions about the Enlightenment. Rather than decline in importance like alchemy and astrology, dowsing transformed from a study of mineral vapors into an experimental branch of geophysics.