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Victorian popularizers of science : designing nature for new audiences / Bernard Lightman.

  • Lightman, Bernard V., 1950-
Date
2007
  • Books

About this work

Publication/Creation

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Physical description

xvi, 545 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 503-533) and index.

Contents

Historians, popularizers, and the Victorian scene -- Anglican theologies of nature in a post-Darwinian era -- Redefining the maternal tradition -- The showmen of science : wood, pepper, and visual spectacle -- The evolution of the evolutionary epic -- The science periodical : Proctor and the conduct of "knowledge" -- Practitioners enter the field : Huxley and Ball as popularizers -- Science writing on New Grub Street -- Conclusion: Remapping the terrain.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • Location

    History of Medicine AB.41.AA8

    Access

    Open shelves

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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 9780226481180
  • 0226481182