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Visions of science : books and readers at the dawn of the Victorian age / James A. Secord.

Author/Creator:
Secord, James A. author.
Publication:
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Scientific literature -- History -- 19th century.
Literature and science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
English prose literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Books and reading -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Science in popular culture -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Science -- Great Britain -- Historiography.
Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Science.
Science -- Historiography.
Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
History.
Contents:
Introduction
Fantastic voyages : Humphry Davy's Consolations in travel
The economy of intelligence : Charles Babbage's Reflections on the decline of science in England
The conduct of everyday life : John Herschel's Preliminary discourse on the study of natural philosophy
Mathematics for the million? : Mary Somerville's On the connexion of the physical sciences
A philosophy for a new science : Charles Lyell's Principles of geology
The problem of mind : George Combe's Constitution of man
The torch of science : Thomas Carlyle's Sartor Resartus
Epilogue.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-292) and index.
ISBN:
9780226203287
022620328X
9780226203317
OCLC:
874729231