Science Serialized

Author: Geoffrey Cantor
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262262187
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Nineteenth-century Britain saw an explosion of periodical literature, with the publication of over 100,000 different magazines and newspapers for a growing market of eager readers. The Victorian periodical press became an important medium for the dissemination of scientific ideas. Every major scientific advance in the nineteenth century was trumpeted and analyzed in periodicals ranging from intellectual quarterlies such as the Edinburgh Review to popular weeklies like the Mirror of Literature, from religious periodicals such as the Evangelical Magazine to the atheistic Oracle of Reason. Scientific articles appeared side by side with the latest fiction or political reporting, while articles on nonscientific topics and serialized novels invoked scientific theories or used analogies drawn from science.The essays collected in Science Serialized examine the variety of ways in which the nineteenth-century periodical press represented science to both general and specialized readerships. They explore the role of scientific controversy in the press and the cultural politics of publication. Subject range from the presentation of botany in women's magazines to the highly public dispute between Darwin and Samuel Butler, and from discussions of the mind-body problem to those of energy physics. Contributors include leading scholars in the fields of history of science and literature: Ann B. Shteir, Jonathan Topham, Frank A. J. L. James, Roger Smith, Graeme Gooday, Crosbie Smith, Ian Higginson, Gillian Beer, Bernard Lightman, Helen Small, Gowan Dawson, Jonathan Smith, James G. Paradis, and Harriet Ritvo.

Communities of Science in Nineteenth Century Ireland

Author: Juliana Adelman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317315758
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Adelman challenges historians to reassess the relationship between science and society, showing that the unique situation in Victorian Ireland can nonetheless have important implications for wider European interpretations of the development of this relationship during a period of significant change.

The Artificial and the Natural

Author: Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262026201
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Notions of nature and art as they have been defined and redefined in Western culture,from the Hippocratic writers and Aristotle of Ancient Greece to nineteenth-century chemistry andtwenty-first century biomimetics.

The Heirs of Archimedes

Author: Brett D. Steele
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262195164
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Essays analyze the connections between science and technology and military power in the late medieval, Renaissance, and Enlightenment periods.

From Embryology to Evo devo

Author: Manfred Dietrich Laubichler
Publisher: Mit Press
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Historians, philosophers, sociologists, and biologists explore the history of the idea that embryological development and evolution are linked.

Science in the Nineteenth Century Periodical

Author: Geoffrey Cantor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521049788
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Magazines and periodicals played a far greater role than books in influencing the Victorians' understanding of the new discoveries and theories in science, technology and medicine of their era. This book identifies and analyzes the presentation of science in the periodical press in Britain between 1800 and 1900.