Science Writing on New Grub Street

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:
Science Writing on New Grub Street

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This chapter examines the works of important popularizers of science in the final decades of the nineteenth century in England. These include Agnes Giberne, Eliza Brightwen, Henry Hutchinson, Alice Bodington, and Agnes Clerke. It suggests that Giberne, Brightwen, and Hutchinson are representatives of earlier traditions of popularization, while Bodington and Clerke presented a new justification for science writing in an age of specialization.

Keywords: popularizers of science; England; Agnes Giberne; Eliza Brightwen; Henry Hutchinson; Alice Bodington; Agnes Clerke; science writing

Chapter.  26907 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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