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Encyclopedias and Serial Publications

in Science for All: The Popularization of Science in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226068633
eISBN:
9780226068664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226068664.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In addition to the book series issued by conventional publishers, educational material on science also featured in other formats aimed at the market for self-improvement. Encyclopedias abounded, ... More


The Affectivity of Inquiry: Popular Science Monthly Illustrations of the Logic of Science Series, 1877–78

Lara Trout

in The Politics of Survival: Peirce, Affectivity, and Social Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232956
eISBN:
9780823235803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232956.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines the affectivity of inquiry in Charles S. Peirce's Illustrations of the Logic of Series published in Popular Science Monthly in 1877–1878. In this series Peirce presents a a ... More


Willy Ley: Prophet of the Space Age

Jared S. Buss

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054438
eISBN:
9780813053172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054438.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book is an academic biography of Willy Ley (1906-1969), an influential American science writer and rocket expert. During the 1940s and 1950s, Ley became a scientific celebrity in the United ... More


The Spiritual Nervous System: Reflections on a Magnetic Cord Designed for Spirit Communication

Jeremy Stolow

in Deus in Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249800
eISBN:
9780823252480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249800.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter documents the development of a nineteenth-century American Spiritualist technology for communicating with the dead, first proposed by Andrew Jackson Davis in 1853. The chapter situates ... More


Neglected Ancestors: Robert Wilson Shufeldt, MD (1850–1934)

Della Collins Cook

in The Global History of Paleopathology: Pioneers and Prospects

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195389807
eISBN:
9780190254308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389807.003.0029
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents a biographical sketch of Robert Wilson Shufeldt. This is followed by a discussion of his contributions to paleopathology. Shufeldt was the man who coined the word ... More


Messages from the Big Toe

Henning Schmidgen

in The Helmholtz Curves: Tracing Lost Time

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823261949
eISBN:
9780823266463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261949.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter describes Helmholtz’s reaction to the difficulties he had encountered in communicating the results of his time experiments. On the one side, he started popularizing his findings in ... More


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