The First Detailed History of Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park Under Fascist Rule
A Collection of Odes that Investigate What It Means to be Human and a Woman in World of Breathtaking Beauty and Terror
A Compilation of Essential International Poets Famous and Overlooked
Public Disputes, Tyndall’s Dramatic Mountain Climbing Escapades, Efforts to Promote Science to a Wide Audience, and More
An Original Historical Genealogy of Food and the Consumer in a Dependent Latin American Economy
The Story of Natural Gas’s Rise from Unwanted Byproduct to Essential Fuel Source
Exciting New Research on German-Balkan Relations that Paves the Way to Integrate Southeast Europe into Histories of Germany and the East
A Unique History of the Galenic Pharmaceutical Tradition in New Spain
A Thorough Study of the Roles Symbols and Symbolism Play in Nation Building
The First Thorough Examination of the Enduring Significance of Plants in Spanish American Literature and Culture
The First Comprehensive Examination of Chicago’s Environmental History from Indigenous Peoples to Twenty-First Century Environmental Restoration
Britain in the long nineteenth century developed an increasing interest in science of all kinds. Whilst poets and novelists took inspiration from technical and scientific innovations, those directly engaged in these new disciplines relied on literary techniques to communicate their discoveries to a wider audience. The essays in this collection uncover this symbiotic relationship between literature and science, at the same time bridging the disciplinary gulf between the history of science and literary studies. Specific case studies include the engineering language used by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the role of physiology in the development of the sensation novel and how mass communication made people lonely.
Victorian England, as is well known, produced an enormous amount of scientific endeavour, but what has previously been overlooked is the important role of geography on these developments.
Naylor seeks to rectify this imbalance by presenting a historical geography of regional science. Taking an in-depth look at the county of Cornwall, questions on how science affected provincial Victorian society, how it changed people’s relationship with the landscape and how it shaped society are applied to the Cornish case study, allowing a depth and texture of analysis denied to more general scientific overviews of the period.
This collection of essays explores the rise of scientific medicine and its impact on Victorian popular culture. Chapters include an examination of Charles Dickens’s involvement with hospital funding, concerns over milk purity and the theatrical portrayal of drug addiction, plus a whole section devoted to the representation of medicine in crime fiction. This is an interdisciplinary study involving public health, cultural studies, the history of medicine, literature and the theatre, providing new insights into Victorian culture and society.
In the nineteenth century, the British Government spent money measuring the distance between the earth and the sun using observations of the transit of Venus. This book presents a narrative of the two Victorian transit programmes. It draws out their cultural significance and explores the nature of “big science” in late-Victorian Britain.