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Victorian Culture and the Diffusion of Learning

Kenneth Cmiel and John Durham Peters

in Promiscuous Knowledge: Information, Image, and Other Truth Games in History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226611853
eISBN:
9780226670669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670669.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

Chapter 2 explores how, through much of the nineteenth century, it was commonly thought that producing more and more facts advanced the democratic project. Information was supposed to kindle ... More


The Earth on Show: Fossils and the Poetics of Popular Science, 1802-1856

Ralph O'Connor

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226616681
eISBN:
9780226616704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226616704.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

At the turn of the nineteenth century, geology—and its claims that the earth had a long and colorful prehuman history—was widely dismissed as dangerous nonsense, but just fifty years later, it was ... More


Huxley's Church and Maxwell's Demon: From Theistic Science to Naturalistic Science

Matthew Stanley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226164878
eISBN:
9780226164908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164908.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the Victorian period science shifted from being practiced in a theistic context to a naturalistic context. This book examines the foundations of that change. It is generally thought that this ... More


The Lost Land of Lemuria: Fabulous Geographies, Catastrophic Histories

Sumathi Ramaswamy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240322
eISBN:
9780520931855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240322.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the nineteenth century, Lemuria was imagined as a land that once bridged India and Africa but disappeared into the ocean millennia ago, much like Atlantis. A sustained meditation on a lost ... More


Introduction

Hugh Epstein

in Hardy, Conrad and the Senses

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474449861
eISBN:
9781474477086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474449861.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is divided into three sections which, in turn, initiate the rationale for reading Hardy’s and Conrad’s impressionistic writing together in the light of Victorian physical science; review ... More


Victorian Scientific Naturalism: Community, Identity, Continuity

Bernard Lightman and Gowan Dawson (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226109503
eISBN:
9780226109640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109640.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Victorian Scientific Naturalism examines the secular creeds of the generation of intellectuals who, in the wake of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, wrested cultural authority from the old Anglican ... More


The Modern Fear of Matter: Reflections on the Protestantism of Victorian Science

Peter Pels

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Addressing the problematic Protestant stance with regard to materiality, this chapter demonstrates the historical construction and situatedness of notions of “matter” and “materiality,” emphasizing ... More


An Elusive Victorian: The Evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace

Martin Fichman

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226246130
eISBN:
9780226246154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226246154.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Codiscoverer of the theory of evolution by natural selection, Alfred Russel Wallace should be recognized as one of the titans of Victorian science. Instead he has long been relegated to a secondary ... More


Marine Bizarrerie: The Imaginative Biology of the Underwater Frontier

Margaret Cohen

in Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435734
eISBN:
9781474453721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The great variety and radical metamorphoses of aquatic life forms attracted huge fascination during the nineteenth century, in part because they defied familiar paradigms of development and progress. ... More


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