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The Transit Of Venus Enterprise In Victorian Britain

Author : Jessica Ratcliff
ISBN : 9781317316398
Genre : History
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In 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.
Category: History

The Science Of History In Victorian Britain

Author : Ian Hesketh
ISBN : 9781317322962
Genre : History
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Hesketh challenges accepted notions of a single scientific approach to history. Instead, he draws on a variety of sources – monographs, lectures, correspondence – from eminent Victorian historians to uncover numerous competing discourses.
Category: History

Communities Of Science In Nineteenth Century Ireland

Author : Juliana Adelman
ISBN : 9781317315759
Genre : Science
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Adelman challenges historians to reassess the relationship between science and society, showing that the unique situation in Victorian Ireland can nonetheless have important implications for wider European interpretations of the development of this relationship during a period of significant change.
Category: Science

Natural History Societies And Civic Culture In Victorian Scotland

Author : Diarmid A. Finnegan
ISBN : IND:30000124601638
Genre : Social Science
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The relationship between science and civil society is essential to our understanding of cultural change during the Victorian era. Science was frequently packaged as an appropriate form of civic culture, inculcating virtues necessary for civic progress. In turn, civic culture was presented as an appropriate context for enabling and supporting scientific progress. Finnegan's study looks at the shifting nature of this process during the nineteenth century, using Scotland as the focus for his argument. Considerations of class, religion and gender are explored, illuminating changing social identities as public interest in science was allowed - even encouraged - beyond the environs of universities and elite metropolitan societies. Winner of the Frank Watson Prize in Scottish History, 2011
Category: Social Science

Domesticating Electricity

Author : Graeme Gooday
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131612736
Genre : Science
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A socio-cultural study of the history of electricity during the late Victorian and Edward periods. It shows how technology, authority and gender interacted in pre-World War I Britain.
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Science Culture And Politics In Britain 1750 1870

Author : Jack Morrell
ISBN : UOM:39015041063895
Genre : Science
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From the late 1960s, Jack Morrell's articles have stimulated a reorientation of the historiography of science. He showed by example, in the studies now gathered here, how the social, political, economic, and institutional aspects of science could be integrated with its content. In his writings he assumed that science was a socially organised attempt to set and solve problems concerning the natural world, and that historians should take cognisance of everything which affected that activity - without down-grading published knowledge, its end-product. Specific topics in this volume include the institutions of British science, especially universities, laboratories, and research schools, the careers of the scientists, and the impact of science in the north of England and, especially, in Scotland.
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Science In Culture

Author : Susan Faye Cannon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105037911679
Genre : Physics
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Book Review Index 2009

Author : Dana Ferguson
ISBN : 1414419120
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Wahrheit Und Geschichte

Author : Wolfgang Carl
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029076044
Genre : History
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Category: History