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Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical

Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical
Reading the Magazine of Nature

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture

Gowan Dawson, Richard Noakes, Jonathan R. Topham, Sally Shuttleworth, Geoffrey Cantor, Graeme Gooday
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  • Date Published: October 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521836371

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  • Magazines and periodicals played a far greater role than books in influencing the Victorians' understanding of the new discoveries and theories in science, technology and medicine of their era. This book identifies and analyzes the presentation of science in the periodical press in Britain between 1800 and 1900.

    • Sheds new light on the reception of scientific advances and information in the Victorian era
    • A collaborative book offering a variety of perspectives from some of the most eminent scholars working on Victorian science and the periodical press
    • Explores a broad range of periodicals
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    "In a refreshing change from the emphasis on the organic sciences, which tend to dominate the scholarship in tehse periodicals, Graeme Gooday shows how various late-Victorian journals passed from didacticism to advertising, talking up the future technological role of electricity."Victorian Studies, Richard Yeo, Griffith University

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521836371
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 28 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    1. Introduction Gowan Dawson, Richard Noakes and Jonathan R. Topham
    Part I. Genres:
    2. The Mirror of Literature, Amusement and Instruction and cheap miscellanies in early nineteenth-century Britain Jonathan R. Topham
    3. The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine and religious monthlies in early nineteenth-century Britain Jonathan R. Topham
    4. Punch and comic journalism in mid-Victorian Britain Richard Noakes
    5. The Cornhill Magazine and shilling monthlies in mid-Victorian Britain Gowan Dawson
    6. The Boy's Own Paper and late-Victorian juvenile magazines Richard Noakes
    7. The Review of Reviews and the new journalism in late-Victorian Britain Gowan Dawson
    Part II. Themes:
    8. Tickling babies: gender, authority and 'baby science' Sally Shuttleworth
    9. Scientific biography in the periodical press Geoffrey Cantor
    10. Profit and prophecy: electricity in the late-Victorian periodical Graeme Gooday
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  • Authors

    Geoffrey Cantor, University of Leeds
    Geoffrey Cantor is Professor of the History of Science at the University of Leeds and co-Director (with Sally Shuttleworth) of the 'Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical' (SciPer) project. Among his publications are Michael Faraday, Sandemanian and Scientist (1991) and, with John Hedley Brooke, Reconstructing Nature: The Engagement of Science and Religion (1998).

    Gowan Dawson, University of Leicester
    Gowan Dawson is Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of Leicester. He has published articles on the interrelations of Victorian science and literature.

    Graeme Gooday, University of Leeds
    Graeme Gooday is Senior Lecturer in the History of Science at the University of Leeds. He is the author of The Morals of Measurement: Accuracy, Irony and Trust in Late Victorian Electrical Practice (Cambridge 2004).

    Richard Noakes, University of Cambridge
    Richard Noakes is British Academy-Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Science at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge. He has published on the history of Victorian physical sciences and spiritualism and is the co-editor (with Kevin Knox) of From Newton to Hawking: A History of Cambridge University's Lucasian Professors of Mathematics (Cambridge, 2003).

    Sally Shuttleworth, University of Sheffield
    Sally Shuttleworth is Professor of English Literature at the University of Sheffield. She has worked extensively on the relations between science and literature. Her books in this area include Charlotte Bronte and Victorian Psychology (1996), and Embodied Selves: An Anthology of Psychological Texts, 1830–1890 (with Jenny Bourne Taylor, 1998).

    Jonathan R. Topham, University of Leeds
    Jonathan Topham is Senior Research Fellow on the 'Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical' (SciPer) Project at the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds. He has published widely on scientific publishing and the readership for science in nineteenth-century Britain and is co-editor of Culture and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Media (2004).


    Gowan Dawson, Richard Noakes, Jonathan R. Topham, Sally Shuttleworth, Geoffrey Cantor, Graeme Gooday

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