Autor(en)
Fan, Fa-ti
Titel
Can animals predict earthquakes?: Bio-sentinels as seismic sensors in communist China and beyond
Teil von
  • Studies in history and philosophy of science. Part A, 2018-08-01, Vol.70, p.58-69
Ort / Verlag
OXFORD: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
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Web of Science
Beschreibungen
This paper examines the international research on abnormal animal behavior prior to earthquakes, with a focus on Chinese seismology during the Cultural Revolution. China experienced a series of powerful earthquakes in the 1960s and 1970s; in response, its scientists developed approaches to earthquake prediction, including the use of bio-sentinels. The paper demonstrates that Chinese seismology did not treat an earthquake simply as a geophysical event, but rather as an amalgam of environmental phenomena, including sensory experiences. Hence, distributive experience and sensory networks of humans and bio-sentinels constituted an important component of studying the environment. This historical case suggests insights into bio-monitoring of the global environment. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Englisch
Identifikator(en)
ISSN: 0039-3681
ISSN: 1879-2510
DOI: 10.1016/j.shpsa.2018.05.009
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Arts & Humanities, History & Philosophy Of Science
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