Science And Controversy: A Biography of Sir Norman Lockyer, Founder Editor of Nature

Hardcover | September 15, 2008

byA. J. Meadows

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Sir Norman Lockyer left Nature, the world's leading scientific journal, as his lasting memorial. But his life, and controversial theories, are an important part of science history. His ideas were at the forefront of public debate, and ranged from the brilliant to the perverse. This entertaining book is a fascinating insight into his eventful life.

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Sir Norman Lockyer left Nature, the world's leading scientific journal, as his lasting memorial. But his life, and controversial theories, are an important part of science history. His ideas were at the forefront of public debate, and ranged from the brilliant to the perverse. This entertaining book is a fascinating insight into his ev...

Jack Meadows was formerly Professor of Astronomy and of the History of Science at Leicester University, UK. He is now Emeritus Professor of Information Science at Loughborough University, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.58 × 6.4 × 1.05 inPublished:September 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230220207

ISBN - 13:9780230220201

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Table of Contents

Foreword--P. Campbell * The Militant Civil Servant * The Man of Letters * The Man of Science * The Devonshire Commission * South Kensington and Meteorology * What is an Atom? * The Philosopher's Stone * Family and Friends * A New Orientation * Education and National Progress * The Final Push * Afterward