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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


Nation as Laboratory: Rethinking Science Writing in Mexico’s República Restaurada, 1868–1876

María del Pilar Blanco

in Geopolitics, Culture, and the Scientific Imaginary in Latin America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401483
eISBN:
9781683402152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401483.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter offers a new reading of popular science publications from the period of the República Restaurada (1868–76) in Mexico, namely José Joaquín Arriaga’s La Ciencia Recreativa (1871–74), a set ... More


A College Fetich?

Eric Adler

in The Battle of the Classics: How a Nineteenth-Century Debate Can Save the Humanities Today

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197518786
eISBN:
9780197518816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518786.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

For part of Harvard’s graduation ceremony of 1883, Charles Francis Adams, Jr., delivered a fiery address lambasting the college for its continued insistence on ancient Greek as part of its admission ... 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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