Edited By: G Cantor and S Shuttleworth
376 pages, 13 illus
Examines the variety of ways in which the nineteenth century periodical press represented science to both general and specialised readerships. They explore the role of scientific controversy in the press and the cultural politics of publication. Subject range from the presentation of botany in womens magazines to the highly public dispute between Darwin and Samuel Butler, and from discussions on the mind-body problem to those of energy physics.
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Sally Shuttleworth is Professor of English Literature at the University of Sheffield and author of a number of books, including George Eliot and Nineteenth Century Science. They are codirectors of the SciPer (Science in the Nineteenth Century Periodical) project.
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