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Conclusion Remapping the Terrain

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/9780226481173.003.0009
Conclusion Remapping the Terrain

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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on popularizers of science in Victorian England. It confirms that a large group of such popularizers existed during the second half of the nineteenth century, who commanded a significant readership and whose agenda was at odds with the aims of many practitioners, especially the scientific naturalists. The chapter also highlights the role of women in science, and the relationship between science and religion. It furthermore shows how popularizers of science transformed many intriguing spaces of Victorian science while subverting the agenda of the would-be scientific professional.

Keywords: popularizers of science; Victorian England; scientific naturalists; women; science; religion; scientific professional

Chapter.  4697 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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