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Lightman, Bernard V., 1950-

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

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2007.
Physical Description:
xvi, 545 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Reference Library
Q127.G4 L54 2007 (LC)
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Table of contents only
Publisher description
Includes bibliographical references (p. 503-533) and index.
Subject Terms:
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Technical writing -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.

  • 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.