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Energy and Entropy : Science and Culture in Victorian Britain

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..". important and admirable... " --Victorian Studies..". presents a good picture of many currents of thought that flowed through the Victorian mind, particularly those of a religious nature."--History"The overall standard of these essays is very high.... should win a deserved place upon our students' reading lists." --ISISAn outgrowth of a special issue of Victorian Studies, this volume has been expanded to include additional essays which broaden and enrich the collection, including essays on physics, mathematics, chemistry, economics, anthropology, and biology and how they influenced thought and literature in Victorian Britain.show more

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  • Hardback | 380 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 26mm | 680.39g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253319285
  • 9780253319289

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INTRODUCTION: ZADIGOS METHOD REVISITED PATRICK BRANTLINGER Science and Intellectual Authority in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Britain: Robert Chambers and Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation Richard Yeo Lady LovelaceOs Notes: Technical Text and Cultural Context Dorothy K. Stein King of Suluria: Roderick Murchison and the Imperial Theme in Geology James A. Secord Providence and Putrefaction: Victorian Sanitarians and the Natural Theology of Health and Disease Christopher Hamlin At the Intersection of Mathematics and Humor: Lewis CarrollOs Alices and Symbolical Algebra Helena M. Pycior The Social Origins and Post-Graduate Careers of a Cambridge Intellectual Elite, 1830-1860 Harvey W. Becher A PhysicistOs Alternative to Materialism: The Religious Thought of George Gabriel Stokes David B. Wilson T.H. HuxleyOs Rhtoric and the Popularization of Victorian Scientific Ideas: 1854-1874 Ed Block, Jr. The OWorldly PhilosophyO of William Stanley Jevons Margaret Schabas Dr. ActonOs Enemy: Medicine, Sex, and Society in Victorian England M. Jeanne Peterson Museums and Ideology: AUgustus Pitt-Rivers, Anthropological Museums, and Social Change in Later Victorian Britain David K. van Keuren AbbottOs Flatland: Scientific Imagination and Natural Christianity Rosemary Jann Nineteenth-Century Popularizations of Thermodynamics and the Rhetoric of Social Prophecy Greg Myers CONTRIBUTORS INDEXshow more

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