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Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: Reading the Magazine of Nature
List of illustrations Preface 1. Introduction Gowan Dawson, Richard Noakes and Jonathan R. Topham Part I. Genres: 2. The Mirror of Literature, Amusement and Instruction and cheap miscellanies inExpand
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Beyond the "Common Context": The Production and Reading of the Bridgewater Treatises
The Bridgewater Treatises were among the most widely circulated books of science in early nineteenth-century Britain, yet little is known of their contemporary readership. Drawing on the new historyExpand
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Scientific publishing and the reading of science in nineteenth-century Britain: a historiographical survey and guide to sources.
  • J. Topham
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Studies in history and philosophy of science
  • 1 December 2000
[FIRST PARAGRAPH] It is now generally accepted that both the conception and practices of natural enquiry in the Western tradition underwent a series of profound developments in the late eighteenthExpand
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John Limbird, Thomas Byerley, and the Production of Cheap Periodicals in the 1820s
few persons were even acquainted with his name, and fewer still with the work he had performed, and it will, perhaps be startling to some to be told that in losing John Limbird we lose the father ofExpand
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A View from the Industrial Age
Like the constructivist approach to the history of science, the new history of reading has shifted attention from disembodied ideas to the underlying material culture and the localized practices byExpand
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Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical*
The article offers some reflections on the main findings of the ‘Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical’ (SciPer) project, as well as giving an overview of the growing field ofExpand
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BJHS special section: book history and the sciences Introduction
  • J. Topham
  • History
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
  • 1 June 2000
The expanding interest in book history over recent years has heralded the coming together of an interdisciplinary research community drawing scholars from a variety of literary, historical andExpand
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Culture and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Media
Contents: Introduction, Geoffrey Cantor, Gowan Dawson, Richard Noakes,Sally Shuttleworth, and Jonathan R. Topham Women, Children and Gender: Green-stocking or blue? Science in three women'sExpand
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