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Science  05 Dec 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5651, pp. 1683-1684
DOI: 10.1126/science.1092857

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Putting Science in Its Place Geographies of Scientific Knowledge. David N. Livingstone. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2003. 246 pp. $27.50, £19.50. ISBN 0-226-48722-9.

Using numerous examples, Livingstone offers a concise, accessible demonstration of geography's influence on the development and reception of scientific knowledge.