Science / History

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A Pioneer of Connection

A Pioneer of Connection

Recovering the Life and Work of Oliver Lodge
Sir Oliver Lodge was a polymathic scientific figure who linked the Victorian Age with the Second World War, a reassuring figure of continuity across his long life and career. A physicist and spiritualist, inventor and educator, author and authority, he was one of the most famous public figures of British ...
Science without Leisure

Science without Leisure

Practical Naturalism in Istanbul, 1660-1732

The Cosmopolitan and Practical Science of Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Istanbul

Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 7, The

Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 7, The

The Correspondence, March 1859-May 1862

The Ending of Tyndall’s Relationship with the Drummond Family, Disputes about His Glaciology Work, and More

A Science of Our Own

A Science of Our Own

Exhibitions and the Rise of Australian Public Science

The Development of a Distinctive Public Science in Nineteenth-Century Australia

Geographies of City Science

Geographies of City Science

Urban Lives and Origin Debates in Late Victorian Dublin

The Crucial Role Urban Spaces Played in the Production of Scientific Knowledge in Dublin

Rethinking History, Science, and Religion

Rethinking History, Science, and Religion

An Exploration of Conflict and the Complexity Principle
Edited By Bernard Lightman

Evaluating the Complexity Principle for Scholarship in the History of Science and ReligionEvaluating the Complexity Principle for Scholarship in the History of Science and Religion

The British Arboretum

The British Arboretum

Trees, Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century

This study explores the science and culture of nineteenth-century British arboretums, or tree collections. The development of arboretums was fostered by a variety of factors, each of which is explored in detail: global trade and exploration, the popularity of collecting, the significance to the British economy and society, developments in Enlightenment science, changes in landscape gardening aesthetics and agricultural and horticultural improvement.Arboretums were idealized as microcosms of nature, miniature encapsulations of the globe and as living museums. This book critically examines different kinds of arboretum in order to understand the changing practical, scientific, aesthetic and pedagogical principles that underpinned their design, display and the way in which they were viewed. It is the first study of its kind and fills a gap in the literature on Victorian science and culture.

Science, Religion, and the Protestant Tradition

Science, Religion, and the Protestant Tradition

Retracing the Origins of Conflict

Revisiting the Origins, Development, and Popularization of the “Conflict Thesis”

World’s Fairs in the Cold War

World’s Fairs in the Cold War

Science, Technology, and the Culture of Progress

Investigates the Ways World’s Fairs Expressed and Provoked Cold War Culture

From Commodification to the Common Good

From Commodification to the Common Good

Reconstructing Science, Technology, and Society

Explores Public-Interest Science as a Potential Alternative to Commodification

News from Mars

News from Mars

Mass Media and the Forging of a New Astronomy, 1860-1910

Explores a Transatlantic News Economy That Circulated Information and Actively Shaped New Claims about the Red Planet

The Life and Legend of James Watt

The Life and Legend of James Watt

Collaboration, Natural Philosophy, and the Improvement of the Steam Engine

A Deeper Understanding of the Work and Character of the Great Eighteenth-Century Engineer

Working with Paper

Working with Paper

Gendered Practices in the History of Knowledge

Reveals Both the Gendered and Material Dimensions of Knowledge Production

Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life

Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life

Organic Vitality in Germany around 1800

Examines Debates Surrounding the First Articulations of a Science of Life and Experiments on the Processes of Organic Vitality

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