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Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: Reading the Magazine of Nature

byGeoffrey Cantor, Gowan Dawson, Graeme Gooday

Paperback | December 3, 2007

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Magazines and periodicals played a far greater role than books in influencing the Victorians' understanding of the new discoveries and theories in science, technology and medicine of their era. This book identifies and analyzes the presentation of science in the periodical press in Britain between 1800 and 1900.
Jonathan Topham is Senior Research Fellow on the 'Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical' (SciPer) Project at the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds. He has published widely on scientific publishing and the readership for science in nineteenth-century Britain and is co-editor of Culture and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Medi...
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Title:Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: Reading the Magazine of NatureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:December 3, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521049784

ISBN - 13:9780521049788

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Introduction Gowan Dawson, Richard Noakes and Jonathan R. Topham; Part I. Genres: 2. The Mirror of Literature, Amusement and Instruction and cheap miscellanies in early nineteenth-century Britain Jonathan R. Topham; 3. The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine and religious monthlies in early nineteenth-century Britain Jonathan R. Topham; 4. Punch and comic journalism in mid-Victorian Britain Richard Noakes; 5. The Cornhill Magazine and shilling monthlies in mid-Victorian Britain Gowan Dawson; 6. The Boy's Own Paper and late-Victorian juvenile magazines Richard Noakes; 7. The Review of Reviews and the new journalism in late-Victorian Britain Gowan Dawson; Part II. Themes: 8. Tickling babies: gender, authority and 'baby science' Sally Shuttleworth; 9. Scientific biography in the periodical press Geoffrey Cantor; 10. Profit and prophecy: electricity in the late-Victorian periodical Graeme Gooday; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

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"In a refreshing change from the emphasis on the organic sciences, which tend to dominate the scholarship in tehse periodicals, Graeme Gooday shows how various late-Victorian journals passed from didacticism to advertising, talking up the future technological role of electricity."Victorian Studies, Richard Yeo, Griffith University