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Divining Science

Treasure Hunting and Earth Science in Early Modern Germany

Divining Science by Warren Dym
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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 vapors into an experimental branch of geophysics.
BRILL; September 2010
230 pages; ISBN 9789004188716
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Title: Divining Science
Author: Warren Dym