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Historians, Popularizers, and the Victorian Scene

in Victorian Popularizers of Science

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226481180
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226481173 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226481173.003.0001
Historians, Popularizers, and the Victorian Scene

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This chapter explores the transformation of the publishing scene, and how it intersected with the changing world of science in Victorian England. It investigates why the sciences were thought to be especially important and exciting in the second half of the nineteenth century, and why this period was considered the age of the worship of science. The chapter also analyzes the varied approaches adopted by scholars to study popularizers of Victorian science and describes the historical approaches to popularizing.

Keywords: science; publishing; Victorian England; worship of science; historical approaches

Chapter.  16132 words. 

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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