Tremoring Transits: Railways, the Royal Observatory and the Capitalist Challenge To Victorian Astronomical Science – The British Journal for the History of Science – article

Tremoring Transits: Railways, the Royal Observatory and the Capitalist Challenge To Victorian Astronomical Science

Edward J. Gillin | The British Journal for the History of Science

2019-10-30

Britain’s nineteenth-century railway companies traditionally play a central role in histories of the spread of standard Greenwich time. This relationship at once seems to embody a productive relationship between science and capitalism, with regulated time

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