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Global Marine Science and Carlsberg : The Golden Connections of Johannes Schmidt (1877-1933) (Hardcover)

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Through the life and work of marine scientist, research entrepreneur, and expedition leader Johannes Schmidt (1877-1933), this book describes how the Carlsberg brewery in Denmark accidentally supported international marine science and made the country a global player in the field in the 1920s. It illustrates Schmidt as the key actor in these events and discusses the sources of funding for his research activities, the various justifications for the awarding of grants, whether Schmidt's research impacted the image of his private and public sponsors, the role of institutions like International Council for the Exploration of the Sea in the coordination of his research, the scientific impacts of the results of research funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and conducted by Schmidt in oceanography and beer production, and whether the Carlsberg Foundation's subsequent funding strategies were negatively impacted by the funding of Schmidt's research. It describes Schmidt's family background and the scientific and corporate context of his childhood, his family ties to the Carlsberg Laboratory, and the origins of the laboratory due to the initial goal to work with natural scientists to improve the brewery's beer. It details the search for offspring and breeding places of the freshwater eel in Europe, the powerplay between Danish marine scientists in terms of views and research strategies, Schmidt's laboratory life, his efforts in relation to fisheries investigations of commercially important species in the North Atlantic Ocean, how he planned and executed a project to circumnavigate the world, and his legacy. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 524
Genre: Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Author: Bo Poulsen
Language: English
Street Date: August 15, 2016
TCIN: 51718555
UPC: 9789004316362
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-3624
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