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The Edinburgh phrenology debate: 1803-1828.
  • G. Cantor
  • Philosophy
    Annals of science
  • 1 May 1975
In the late 1810s and 1820s the Edinburgh phrenologists were largely concerned with trying to establish phrenology as the true science of mind, which involved a wide range of contentious theological, philosophical, scientific and methodological issues.
A History of Optics from Greek Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century
1. From the Greeks to Kepler 2. Mechanical medium theories of the seventeenth century 3. Newton's optics 4. The eighteenth century 5. Interference, polarization, and waves in the early nineteenth
Companion to The History of Modern Science
The 67 chapters of this book describe and analyse the development of Western science from 1500 to the present day. Divided into two major sections - 'The Study of the History of Science' and
Quakers, Jews, and Science
Quaker Responses to Darwin
[FIRST PARAGRAPH] In his seminal work Darwin and the General Reader (1958), Alvar Ellegird surveyed the British periodical press over the period 1859 to 1872 in order to discover how Darwin's theory
Thomas Young’s lectures at the Royal Institution
  • G. Cantor
  • Physics
    Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
  • 1 June 1970
Thomas Young’s progress during these two years will be examined, firstly from a biographical point of view and secondly with respect to the development of his scientific ideas.
Science serialized : representations of the sciences in nineteenth-century periodicals
Nineteenth-century Britain saw an explosion of periodical literature, with the publication of over 100,000 different magazines and newspapers for a growing market of eager readers. The Victorian