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The Resource Victorian science in context, edited by Bernard Lightman

Victorian science in context, edited by Bernard Lightman

Label
Victorian science in context
Title
Victorian science in context
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bernard Lightman
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Victorians were fascinated by the flood of strange new worlds that science was opening to them. Exotic plants and animals poured into London from all corners of the empire, while revolutionary theories such as the idea that humans might be descended from apes drew crowds to heated debates. Victorian Science in Context captures the essence of this fascination, charting the many ways in which science influenced and was influenced by the larger Victorian culture. Leading scholars in history, literature, and the history of science explore questions such as, What did science mean to the Victorians? For whom was Victorian science written? What ideological messages did it convey? The contributors show how the practical side of science, such as the choice of particular instruments an the manner of measurement, indeed the entire laboratory setup, interacted with the social and cultural context to mold Victorian science
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.4/5/094109034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
Q127.G4
LC item number
V45 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lightman, Bernard V.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Great Britain
  • Science
  • Science
  • Social Conditions
  • Sciences
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Science
  • Social conditions
  • Great Britain
  • Geisteswissenschaften
  • Kultur
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Großbritannien
  • Natuurwetenschappen
  • Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Gro€britannien
Label
Victorian science in context, edited by 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
Defining knowledge: an introduction / George Levine -- The construction of orthodoxies and heterodoxies in the early Victorian life sciences / Alison Winter -- The probable and the possible in early Victorian England / Joan L. Richards -- Victorian economics and the science of mind / Margaret Schabas -- Biology and politics: defining the boundaries / Martin Fichman -- Redrawing the boundaries: Darwinian science and Victorian women intellectuals / Evelleen Richards -- Satire and science in Victorian culture / James G. Paradis -- Ordering nature: revisioning Victorian science culture / Barbara T. Gates -- 'The voices of nature': popularizing Victorian science / Bernard Lightman -- Science and the secularization of Victorian images of race / Douglas A. Lorimer -- Elegant recreations? Configuring science writing for women / Ann B. Shteir -- Strange new worlds of space and time: late Victorian science and science fiction / Paul Fayter -- Practicing science: an introduction / Frank M. Turner -- Wallace's Malthusian moment: the common context revisited / James Moore -- Doing science in a global empire: cable telegraphy and electrical physics in Victorian Britain / Bruce J. Hunt -- Zoological nomenclature and the empire of Victorian science / Harriet Ritvo -- Remains of the day: early Victorians in the field / Jane Camerini -- Photography as witness, detective, and impostor: visual representation in Victorian science / Jennifer Tucker -- Instrumentation and interpretation: managing and representing the working environments of Victorian experimental science / Graeme J.N. Gooday -- Metrology, metrication, and Victorian values / Simon Schaffer
Control code
699511098
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 489 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226481104
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)699511098
Label
Victorian science in context, edited by 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
Defining knowledge: an introduction / George Levine -- The construction of orthodoxies and heterodoxies in the early Victorian life sciences / Alison Winter -- The probable and the possible in early Victorian England / Joan L. Richards -- Victorian economics and the science of mind / Margaret Schabas -- Biology and politics: defining the boundaries / Martin Fichman -- Redrawing the boundaries: Darwinian science and Victorian women intellectuals / Evelleen Richards -- Satire and science in Victorian culture / James G. Paradis -- Ordering nature: revisioning Victorian science culture / Barbara T. Gates -- 'The voices of nature': popularizing Victorian science / Bernard Lightman -- Science and the secularization of Victorian images of race / Douglas A. Lorimer -- Elegant recreations? Configuring science writing for women / Ann B. Shteir -- Strange new worlds of space and time: late Victorian science and science fiction / Paul Fayter -- Practicing science: an introduction / Frank M. Turner -- Wallace's Malthusian moment: the common context revisited / James Moore -- Doing science in a global empire: cable telegraphy and electrical physics in Victorian Britain / Bruce J. Hunt -- Zoological nomenclature and the empire of Victorian science / Harriet Ritvo -- Remains of the day: early Victorians in the field / Jane Camerini -- Photography as witness, detective, and impostor: visual representation in Victorian science / Jennifer Tucker -- Instrumentation and interpretation: managing and representing the working environments of Victorian experimental science / Graeme J.N. Gooday -- Metrology, metrication, and Victorian values / Simon Schaffer
Control code
699511098
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 489 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226481104
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)699511098

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