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Fyfe, Aileen

Overview
Works: 24 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 3,681 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Aileen Fyfe
Science and salvation : evangelical popular science publishing in Victorian Britain by Aileen Fyfe( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Threatened by the proliferation of cheap, mass-produced publications, the Religious Tract Society issued a series of publications on popular science during the 1840s. The books were intended to counter the developing notion that science and faith were mutually exclusive, and the Society's authors employed a full repertoire of evangelical techniques--low prices, simple language, carefully structured narratives--to convert their readers. The application of such techniques to popular science resulted in one of the most widely available sources of information on the sciences in the Victorian era. A fascinating study of the tenuous relationship between science and religion in evangelical publishing, Science and Salvation examines questions of practice and faith from a fresh perspective. Rather than highlighting works by expert men of science, Aileen Fyfe instead considers a group of relatively undistinguished authors who used thinly veiled Christian rhetoric to educate first, but to convert as well
Science in the marketplace : nineteenth-century sites and experiences by Aileen Fyfe( )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Publisher-supplied data) The nineteenth century was an age of transformation in science, when scientists were rewarded for their startling new discoveries with increased social status and authority. But it was also a time when ordinary people from across the social spectrum were given the opportunity to participate in science, for education, entertainment, or both. In Victorian Britain science could be encountered in myriad forms and in countless locations: in panoramic shows, exhibitions, and galleries; in city museums and country houses; in popular lectures; and even in domestic conversations that revolved around the latest books and periodicals. Science in the Marketplace reveals this other side of Victorian scientific life by placing the sciences in the wider cultural marketplace, ultimately showing that the creation of new sites and audiences was just as crucial to the growing public interest in science as were the scientists themselves. By focusing attention on the scientific audience, as opposed to the scientific community or self-styled popularizers, Science in the Marketplace ably links larger societal changes--in literacy, in industrial technologies, and in leisure--to the evolution of popular science
Steam-powered knowledge : William Chambers and the business of publishing, 1820-1860 by Aileen Fyfe( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the overwhelming amount of new information that bombards us each day, it is perhaps difficult to imagine a time when the widespread availability of the printed word was a novelty. In early nineteenth-century Britain, print was not novel--Gutenberg's printing press had been around for nearly four centuries--but printed matter was still a rare and relatively expensive luxury. All this changed, however, as publishers began employing new technologies to astounding effect, mass-producing instructive and educational books and magazines and revolutionizing how knowledge was disseminated to the general public. In Steam-Powered Knowledge, Aileen Fyfe explores the activities of William Chambers and the W. & R. Chambers publishing firm during its formative years, documenting for the first time how new technologies were integrated into existing business systems. Chambers was one of the first publishers to abandon traditional skills associated with hand printing, instead favoring the latest innovations in printing processes and machinery: machine-made paper, stereotyping, and, especially, printing machines driven by steam power. The mid-nineteenth century also witnessed dramatic advances in transportation, and Chambers used proliferating railway networks and steamship routes to speed up communication and distribution. As a result, his high-tech publishing firm became an exemplar of commercial success by 1850 and outlived all of its rivals in the business of cheap instructive print. Fyfe follows Chambers's journey from small-time bookseller and self-trained hand-press printer to wealthy and successful publisher of popular educational books on both sides of the Atlantic, demonstrating along the way the profound effects of his and his fellow publishers' willingness, or unwillingness, to incorporate these technological innovations into their businesses."--Publisher's description
Science for children by John Aikin( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrialised conversion : the Religious Tract Society and popular science publishing in Victorian Britain by Aileen Kennedy Fyfe( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science written by women( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evenings at home by John Aikin( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wonders of the waters by Charles Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evenings at home. by John Aikin( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science for children( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular children's literature in Britain by Julia Briggs( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The astonishing success of J.K. Rowling and other contemporary children's authors has demonstrated how passionately children can commit to the books they love. But this kind of devotion is not new. This timely volume takes up the challenge of assessing the complex interplay of forces that have created the popularity of children's books both today and in the past." "The essays collected here ask about the meanings and values that have been ascribed to the term 'popular'. They consider whether popularity can be imposed, or if it must always emerge from children's preferences. And they investigate how the 'Harry Potter' phenomenon fits into a repeated cycle of success and decline within the publishing industry. Whether examining eighteenth-century chapbooks, fairy tales, science schoolbooks, Victorian adventures, waif novels or school stories, these essays show how historical and publishing contexts are vital in determining which books will succeed and which will fail, which bestsellers will endure and which will fade quickly into obscurity. As they consider the fiction of Angela Brazil, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl and J.K. Rowling, the contributors carefully analyse how authorial talent and cultural contexts combine, in often unpredictable ways, to generate - and sometimes even sustain - literary success."--Jacket
Philosophical transactions : 350 years of publishing at the Royal Society (1665-2015)( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic women now : experiences of mid-career academic women in Scotland( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Culture and science in the nineteenth-century media by Louise Henson( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Written by literary scholars, historians of science, and cultural historians, the twenty-two original essays in this collection explore the intriguing and multifaceted interrelationships between science and culture through the periodical press in nineteenth-century Britain. Ranging across the spectrum of periodical titles, the six sections comprise: 'Women, Children, and Gender', 'Religious Audiences', 'Naturalizing the Supernatural', 'Contesting New Technologies', 'Professionalization and Journalism', and 'Evolution, Psychology, and Culture'. The essays offer some of the first 'samplings and soundings' from the emergent and richly interdisciplinary field of scholarship on the relations between science and the nineteenth-century media"--www.amazon.com
Uncomfortable departments: British historians of science and the importance of disciplinary communities( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper explores issues around disciplinary belonging and academic identity. Historians of science learn to think and practise like historians in terms of research practice, but this paper shows that British historians of science do not think of themselves as belonging to the disciplinary community of historians. They may be confident that they do history, but they insist that there is a distinction between historians and historians of science. That distinction is marked by an exaggeration of their differences with general historians, and a strong emphasis on the social value of the contacts and friendships offered by the national and international disciplinary community. In this vision, university departments are no longer seen as the congenial, safe intellectual homes described by previous scholars but are potentially uncomfortable places where academics with different training, experiences and expectations must mix. The comparatively static structures of universities, despite burgeoning new sub-fields of study, make this case study applicable to a far wider range of disciplines
Tracts, classics and brands : science for children in the nineteenth centrury by Aileen Fyfe( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La chimie enseignée en 26 leçons by Marcet( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The long search : Darwin's origin of the species( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William Dalrymple looks back to the Victorian era in an attempt to assess the effect of Darwin's 'The Origin of the Species'. The theories of evolution Darwin promoted proved a direct challenge to Christianity and perhaps saw the beginning of the end of traditional church going, leading people to look to science and technology and other forms of spirituality to make sense of their lives
Academic women here! on being a female academic at the University of St Andrews( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wonders of the Waters / First Steps in General Knowledge. Part 1. The Starry Heavens. by Charles Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Science and salvation : evangelical popular science publishing in Victorian Britain
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Science in the marketplace : nineteenth-century sites and experiencesScience for childrenScience written by womenWonders of the watersEvenings at home.Science for childrenPopular children's literature in BritainCulture and science in the nineteenth-century media
Alternative Names
Fyfe Aileen Kennedy

Languages
English (57)