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Victorian Popularizers of Science: Designing Nature for New Audiences
"Victorian Popularizers of Science" focuses on the journalists and writers who wrote about science for a general audience in the second half of the nineteenth century. Bernard Lightman examines moreExpand
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Darwin and the popularization of evolution
  • B. Lightman
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society
  • 20 March 2010
Evolution was popularized from 1860 to 1900 in the USA and Britain in a wide variety of media. Here I investigate traditional texts associated with the intellectual elite, including philosophical orExpand
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Victorian science in context
Victorians were fascinated by the strange new worlds which science was revealing to them. Exotic plants and animals poured into London from all corners of the Empire, while revolutionary theoriesExpand
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Science in the marketplace : nineteenth-century sites and experiences
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 timeExpand
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Marketing knowledge for the general reader: Victorian popularizers of science
During the second half of the 19th century, science journalists and not professional scientists established many of the traditions of contemporary popular science. For the first time, there was anExpand
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The Story of Nature: Victorian Popularizers and Scientific Narrative
At the end of the nineteenth century, the Reverend Henry Hutchinson (1856-1927), a popularizer of geology, commented on the explosion of popular science works produced by journalists and writersExpand
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Figuring it out : science, gender, and visual culture
In light of recent debates about the culture of contemporary science and the place of women in scientific fields, Figuring It Out: Science, Gender, and Visual Culture offers a timely consideration ofExpand
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