Table of Contents

Middle class mores: Beaufort's bastards.
Breeding true: processing a new elite.
The political economy of natural history.
Homologous networks of exchange: the intersubjective infrastructure of scientific exchange.
Categorizing experience: space and time in nineteenth-century natural history.
The Pacific Railway survey: the subject in the panoramic mode.
Storied pasts.
The plot thickens: the political economic dimensions of biological stories.
Wandering and narrative.
Wandering and inheritance in light of the sensory-motor complex.
Writing, goods, and memory.
Industrial perspectives: Luther Burbank.
Record keeping: a post-hermeneutic means for charting the space of flows.