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Bloomsbury scientists : science and art in the wake of Darwin

Author: Michael Charles Boulter
Publisher: London : UCL Press, 2017. ©2017
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Bloomsbury Scientists is the story of the network of scientists and artists living in a square mile of London before and after World War I. This inspired group of men and women viewed creativity and freedom as the driving force behind nature, and each strove to understand this in their own inventive way. Their collective energy changed the social mood of the era and brought a new synthesis of knowledge to ideas in  Read more...
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History
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Boulter, Michael Charles.
Bloomsbury scientists.
[London] : UCL Press, [2017]
(OCoLC)989701039
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Charles Boulter
ISBN: 9781787350076 178735007X 9781787350045 1787350045 9781787350083 1787350088 9781787350090 1787350096
OCLC Number: 1004760847
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 175 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Two funerals, 1882-3 --
Lankester takes over, 1884-90 --
Eccentric campaigners, 1890s --
Insiders and outsiders, 1890s --
A new breed of professional, 1890-1904 --
A new breed of biologist, 1900-10 --
The rise of eugenics, 1901-14 --
Old habits die hard, 1901-14 --
Time passes, 1914-18 --
The one culture, 1920s and 1930s.
Responsibility: Michael Boulter.

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Bloomsbury Scientists is the story of the network of scientists and artists living in a square mile of London before and after World War I. This inspired group of men and women viewed creativity and freedom as the driving force behind nature, and each strove to understand this in their own inventive way. Their collective energy changed the social mood of the era and brought a new synthesis of knowledge to ideas in science and art. Class barriers were threatened as power shifted from the landed oligarchy to those with talent and the will to make a difference. A time of unexpected opportunities,

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