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Science in the nineteenth-century periodical

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For the Victorian reading public, periodicals played a far greater role than books in shaping their understanding of new discoveries and theories in science, technology and medicine. Such understandings were formed not merely by serious scientific articles, but also by glancing asides in political reports, fictional representations, or humorous attacks in comic magazines. Ranging across diverse forms of periodicals, from top-selling religious and juvenile magazines through to popular fiction-based periodicals, and from the campaigning 'new journalism' of the late century to the comic satire of Punch, this book explores the ways in which scientific ideas and developments were presented to a variety of Victorian audiences. In addition, it offers three case studies of the representation of particular areas of science: 'baby science', scientific biography, and electricity. This intriguing collaborative volume sheds light on issues relating to history and history of science, literature, book history, and cultural and media studies.

Hard back book with dust jacket. There is pencil annotation in the margins and underlining (see photograph), but this does not obscure the text which is clear and clean. Otherwise the book and jacket are in very good condition.

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Author(s):
Cantor, Geoffrey
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2004
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521836379
ISBN-13:
9780521836371
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Science in the nineteenth-century periodical

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For the Victorian reading public, periodicals played a far greater role than books in shaping their understanding of new discoveries and theories in science, technology and medicine. Such understandings were formed not merely by serious scientific articles, but also by glancing asides in political reports, fictional representations, or humorous attacks in comic magazines. Ranging across diverse forms of periodicals, from top-selling religious and juvenile magazines through to popular fiction-based periodicals, and from the campaigning 'new journalism' of the late century to the comic satire of Punch, this book explores the ways in which scientific ideas and developments were presented to a variety of Victorian audiences. In addition, it offers three case studies of the representation of particular areas of science: 'baby science', scientific biography, and electricity. This intriguing collaborative volume sheds light on issues relating to history and history of science, literature, book history, and cultural and media studies.

Hard back book with dust jacket. There is pencil annotation in the margins and underlining (see photograph), but this does not obscure the text which is clear and clean. Otherwise the book and jacket are in very good condition.

Author(s):
Cantor, Geoffrey
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2004
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521836379
ISBN-13:
9780521836371
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Science in the nineteenth-century periodical

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