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The Resource Science in the marketplace : nineteenth-century sites and experiences, edited by Aileen Fyfe & Bernard Lightman

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

Label
Science in the marketplace : nineteenth-century sites and experiences
Title
Science in the marketplace
Title remainder
nineteenth-century sites and experiences
Statement of responsibility
edited by Aileen Fyfe & Bernard Lightman
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
(Publisher-supplied data) The nineteenth century was an age of transformation in science, when scientists were rewarded for their startling new discoveries with increased social status and authority. But it was also a time when ordinary people from across the social spectrum were given the opportunity to participate in science, for education, entertainment, or both. In Victorian Britain science could be encountered in myriad forms and in countless locations: in panoramic shows, exhibitions, and galleries; in city museums and country houses; in popular lectures; and even in domestic conversations that revolved around the latest books and periodicals. Science in the Marketplace reveals this other side of Victorian scientific life by placing the sciences in the wider cultural marketplace, ultimately showing that the creation of new sites and audiences was just as crucial to the growing public interest in science as were the scientists themselves. By focusing attention on the scientific audience, as opposed to the scientific community or self-styled popularizers, Science in the Marketplace ably links larger societal changes--in literacy, in industrial technologies, and in leisure--to the evolution of popular science
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
509.41/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.52.G7
LC item number
S355 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 E-092
  • Q 175.52.G7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fyfe, Aileen
  • Lightman, Bernard V.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Great Britain
  • Science museums
  • Science
  • Exhibits as Topic
  • History, 19th Century
  • Museums
  • Publishing
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • United Kingdom
  • Museum für Naturkunde
  • SCIENCE
  • Intellectual life
  • Science museums
  • Science
  • Great Britain
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Popularisierung
  • Wissenschaftskultur
  • Großbritannien
  • Vetenskap
  • Naturvetenskap
  • Storbritannien
  • Toronto <2004>
Label
Science in the marketplace : nineteenth-century sites and experiences, edited by Aileen Fyfe & Bernard Lightman
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
902846638
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 410 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226150024
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)902846638
Label
Science in the marketplace : nineteenth-century sites and experiences, edited by Aileen Fyfe & Bernard Lightman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
902846638
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 410 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226150024
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)902846638

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