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(Re)Creating Science in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Editor(s): Amanda Mordavsky Caleb
Contributors: Kate Hebblethwaite, Amanda Mordavsky Caleb, John Holmes, Greta Depledge, Claire Brock, Andrew Mangham,
Subject: History

Book Description

This collection seeks to reconsider—and therefore recreate—histories of science in nineteenth-century Britain. Looking at science from an interdisciplinary perspective, the essays in this collection offer a fresh insight into how nineteenth-century science developed in Great Britain, suggesting the need for further research into this area. Moving away from a Darwin-focused history of science, these essays traverse the time span and disciplines, from history to religion to literature and art, to suggest how we can improve our understanding of scientific development in a particularly important decade in British scientific history.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-8471-8220-3
ISBN-10: 1-84718-220-8
Date of Publication: 01/07/2007
Pages / Size: 350 / A5
Price: £39.99
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Biography

Amanda Mordavsky Caleb is a Lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, having recently completed her PhD entitled “The Decadent Scientist in British Fictions of the Fin de Siècle, 1886-1902” at the University of Sheffield. She is currently working on a study of eugenics in Victorian and Edwardian literature.