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Lightman, Bernard V. 1950-

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Most widely held works by Bernard V Lightman
Victorian popularizers of science : designing nature for new audiences by Bernard V Lightman( )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ideas of Charles Darwin and his fellow Victorian scientists have had an abiding effect on the modern world. But at the time The Origin of Species was published in 1859, the British public looked not to practicing scientists but to a growing group of professional writers and journalists to interpret the larger meaning of scientific theories in terms they could understand and in ways they could appreciate. Victorian Popularizers of Science focuses on this important group of men and women who wrote about science for a general audience in the second half of the nineteenth century. Bernard Lightman examines more than thirty of the most prolific, influential, and interesting popularizers of the day, investigating the dramatic lecturing techniques, vivid illustrations, and accessible literary styles they used to communicate with their audience. By focusing on a forgotten coterie of science writers, their publishers, and their public, Lightman offers new insights into the role of women in scientific inquiry, the market for scientific knowledge, tensions between religion and science, and the complexities of scientific authority in nineteenth-century Britain."--Publisher's description
Victorian science in context by Bernard V Lightman( )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorians were fascinated by the flood of strange new worlds that science was opening to them. Exotic plants and animals poured into London from all corners of the Empire, while revolutionary theories such as the radical idea that humans might be descended from apes drew crowds to heated debates. Men and women of all social classes avidly collected scientific specimens for display in their homes and devoured literature about science and its practitioners. Victorian Science in Context captures the essence of this fascination, charting the many ways in which science influenced and was influence
Science in the marketplace : nineteenth-century sites and experiences by Aileen Fyfe( )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,021 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
The circulation of knowledge between Britain, India, and China : the early-modern world to the twentieth century by Bernard V Lightman( )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Circulation of Knowledge Between Britain, India and China, twelve scholars examine how knowledge, things and people moved within, and between, the East and the West from the early modern period to the twentieth century
A companion to the history of science by Bernard V Lightman( )

20 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the History of Science is a single volume companion that discusses the history of science as it is done today, providing a survey of the debates and issues that dominate current scholarly discussion, with contributions from leading international scholars
The origins of agnosticism : Victorian unbelief and the limits of knowledge by Bernard V Lightman( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of scientific naturalism : Tyndall and his contemporaries by Bernard V Lightman( )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physicist John Tyndall and his contemporaries were at the forefront of developing the cosmology of scientific naturalism during the Victorian period. They rejected all but physical laws as having any impact on the operations of human life and the universe. Contributors focus on the way Tyndall and his correspondents developed their ideas through letters, periodicals and scientific journals and challenge previously held assumptions about who gained authority, and how they attained and defended their position within the scientific community
Figuring it out : science, gender, and visual culture by Ann B Shteir( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of fifteen original essays analyzing gender in the imagery of science."--Back cover
Victorian science and religion : a bibliography with emphasis on evolution, belief, and unbelief, comprised of works published from c. 1900-1975 by Sydney Eisen( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian faith in crisis : essays on continuity and change in nineteenth-century religious belief by Richard J Helmstadter( Book )

16 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution and Victorian culture by Bernard V Lightman( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of essays from leading scholars, the dynamic interplay between evolution and Victorian culture is explored for the first time, mapping new relationships between the arts and sciences. Rather than focusing simply on evolution and literature and art, this volume brings together essays exploring the impact of evolutionary ideas on a wide range of cultural activities including painting, sculpture, dance, music, fiction, poetry, cinema, architecture, theatre, photography, museums, exhibitions and popular culture. Broad-ranging, rather than narrowly specialized, each chapter provides a brief introduction to key scholarship, a central section exploring original insights drawn from primary source material, and a conclusion offering overarching principles and a projection towards further areas of research. Each chapter covers the work of significant individuals and groups applying evolutionary theory to their particular art, both as theorists and practitioners. This comprehensive examination of topics sheds light on larger and previously unknown Victorian cultural patterns. -- from dust jacket
Victorian scientific naturalism : community, identity, continuity by Gowan Dawson( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian Scientific Naturalism examines the secular creeds of the generation of intellectuals who, in the wake of The Origin of Species, wrested cultural authority from the old Anglican establishment while installing themselves as a new professional scientific elite. These scientific naturalists-led by biologists, physicists, and mathematicians such as William Kingdon Clifford, Joseph Dalton Hooker, Thomas Henry Huxley, and John Tyndall-sought to persuade both the state and the public that scientists, not theologians, should be granted cultural authority, since their expertise gave them speci
Creating the Jewish future( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of 19 essays grew out of a Conference that took place at York University in Toronto, 1999
Evolutionary naturalism in Victorian Britain : the 'Darwinians' and their critics by Bernard V Lightman( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays deal with the evolutionary naturalists, especially the biologist Thomas Henry Huxley, the physicist John Tyndall, and the philosopher of evolution, Herbert Spencer. But they also look at those who criticized this influential group of elite intellectuals
Victorian science and literature( Book )

in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dictionary of nineteenth-century British scientists( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global spencerism : the communication and appropriation of a British evolutionist( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today the name most closely associated with evolutionary theory is Charles Darwin. Given Darwin’s immense reputation it is easy to forget that Herbert Spencer, in his time, was just as famous as Darwin. It turns out that Spencer’s evolutionary thought was not what necessarily appealed to many of his readers, since they had their own sense of his identity and importance. By focusing on Spencer the evolutionist, scholars have tended to concentrate their attention on a rather narrow view of him that has come out of Anglo-American appropriations of his thought.00Spencer was one of the first international, public intellectuals whose views on psychology, religion, sociology, ethics, education, and biology captured the imagination of readers all over the world. The chapters will cover the communication and appropriation of Spencer’s ideas in Russia, the Middle East, China, Japan, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, the United States, Italy, Scandinavia, and France
Science museums in transition : cultures of display in nineteenth-century Britain and America( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The nineteenth century witnessed a dramatic shift in the display and dissemination of natural knowledge across Britain and America, from private collections of miscellaneous artifacts and objects to public exhibitions and state-sponsored museums. The science museum as we know it--an institution of expert knowledge built to inform a lay public--was still very much in formation during this dynamic period. Science Museums in Transition provides a nuanced, comparative study of the diverse places and spaces in which science was displayed at a time when science and spectacle were still deeply intertwined; when leading naturalists, curators, and popular showmen were debating both how to display their knowledge and how and whether they should profit from scientific work; and when ideals of nationalism, class politics, and democracy were permeating the museum's walls. Contributors examine a constellation of people, spaces, display practices, experiences, and politics that worked not only to define the museum, but to shape public science and scientific knowledge. Taken together, the chapters in this volume span the Atlantic, exploring private and public museums, short and long-term exhibitions, and museums built for entertainment, education, and research, and in turn raise a host of important questions, about expertise, and about who speaks for nature and for history" -- ORBIS
The correspondence of John Tyndall by John Tyndall( Book )

in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of the Metaphysical Society, 1869-1880 : a critical edition( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Victorian science in context
Victorian science in contextScience in the marketplace : nineteenth-century sites and experiencesFiguring it out : science, gender, and visual cultureCreating the Jewish futureEvolutionary naturalism in Victorian Britain : the 'Darwinians' and their criticsVictorian science and literatureThe dictionary of nineteenth-century British scientists
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Bernard Lightman Canadees historicus

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