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Science and eccentricity : collecting, writing and performing science for early nineteenth-century audiences

Author: Victoria Carroll
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2016]
Series: Science and culture in the nineteenth century, no. 4.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The concept of eccentricity was central to how people in the nineteenth century understood their world. This monograph is the first scholarly history of eccentricity. Carroll explores how discourses of eccentricity were established to make sense of individuals who did not seem to fit within an increasingly organized social and economic order. She focuses on the self-taught natural philosopher William Martin, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Carroll
ISBN: 9780822981817 0822981815
OCLC Number: 956436176
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Series Title: Science and culture in the nineteenth century, no. 4.
Responsibility: by Victoria Carroll.

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"The concept of eccentricity was central to how people in the nineteenth century understood their world. This monograph is the first scholarly history of eccentricity. Carroll explores how discourses of eccentricity were established to make sense of individuals who did not seem to fit within an increasingly organized social and economic order. She focuses on the self-taught natural philosopher William Martin, the fossilist Thomas Hawkins and the taxidermist Charles Winterton."--Jacket.

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