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A vision of modern science : John Tyndall and the role of the scientist in Victorian culture

Author: Ursula DeYoung
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of a pivotal moment in the history of science through the career and cultural impact of the historically neglected Victorian physicist John Tyndall,establishing him as an important  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: John Tyndall; John Tyndall; John Tyndall; John Tyndall
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ursula DeYoung
ISBN: 9780230110533 0230110533
OCLC Number: 662407327
Description: 270 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Tyndall's work as a scientist : practice and reception --
Tyndall's philosophy of science and nature : the influences of Carlyle, Emerson, Goethe, and Faraday --
Tyndall and theology : the definition and boundaries of science --
Tyndall as reformer : the place of science in education --
Science after Tyndall : the growth of university laboratories --
Conclusion : Scientists in British culture, 1870-1900.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
Responsibility: Ursula DeYoung.

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