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Science in the marketplace : nineteenth-century sites and experiences / edited by Aileen Fyfe & Bernard Lightman.

Fyfe, Aileen.
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Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2007.

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x, 410 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


Science in the marketplace : an introduction / Aileen Fyfe and Bernard Lightman -- How scientific conversation became shop talk / James A. Secord -- The diffusion of phrenology through public lecturing / John van Wyhe -- Lecturing in the spatial economy of science / Bernard Lightman -- Publishing "popular science" in early nineteenth-century Britain / Jonathan R. Topham -- Sensitive, bashful, and chaste? articulating the mimosa in science / Ann B. Shteir -- Reading natural history at the British Museum and the Pictorial Museum / Aileen Fyfe -- Illuminating the expert-consumer relationship in domestic electricity / Graeme Gooday -- Natural history on display : the collection of Charles Waterton / Victoria Carroll -- Science at the crystal focus of the world / Richard Bellon -- "More the aspect of magic than anything natural" : the philosophy of demonstration / Iwan Rhys Morus -- The museum affect : visiting collections of anatomy and natural history / Samuel J.M.M. Alberti.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


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