The Lamp of Learning

The Lamp of Learning : Taylor and Francis and Two Centuries of Publishing

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The story of the development of Taylor and Francis in this text is more than an isolated account of one small company - it throws light on the whole process of scientific communication during the last 200 years. In this bicentenary edition the story of the company's growth from the launch of the "Philosophical Magazine" and other scientific periodicals and books, into a significant academic publishing player is brought within the context of late 20th-century innovation and expansion.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 22mm | 662.24g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • index
  • 0748402659
  • 9780748402656

Table of contents

A dynasty of Taylors; Richard Taylor; Bensley, Koenig, Woodfall and Taylor; Taylor and the commercial science journal; the Francis era; ups and downs; expansion; the brave new world; the Philosophical Magazine. Appendices: editors of of the Philosophical Magazine; early prefaces to the Philosophical Magazine; early printers of the Philosophical Magazine; translations of quotations on the title-page and verso of the Philosophical Magazine; editors and series of the Annals of Natural Science; prospectus of Koenig's newly patent printing machine; inventory and valuation; journals published by Taylor & Francis 1997.show more

About W. H. Brock

Brock; W H University of Leicester,Meadows; A J University of Loughborough,show more