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

Peter J. Bowler

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226068633
eISBN:
9780226068664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226068664.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Recent scholarship has revealed that pioneering Victorian scientists endeavored through voluminous writing to raise public interest in science and its implications. But it has generally been assumed ... More


Awakening a Sleeping Giant?

Jay A. Labinger

in The One Culture?: A Conversation about Science

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467221
eISBN:
9780226467245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467245.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

It is doubtful whether this situation is alterable to any great extent. Most professional scientists have neither the inclination nor incentives to divert any appreciable fraction of their time and ... More


Science, Experimentation, and Clinical Practice in Āyurveda

Charles Leslie and Allan Young

in Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520073173
eISBN:
9780520910935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520073173.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Ayurveda possesses a highly abstract metatheoretical framework for explaining diseases, similar in form to theories in the social sciences and psychoanalysis. The highly abstract metatheoretical ... More


Scientific Imagery and Visual Novelty

Sean F. Johnston

in Holograms: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198712763
eISBN:
9780191781131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712763.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter explores how visual culture was influenced by a cluster of sciences and industries at the turn of the twentieth century, setting the stage for popular engagement and an audience for ... More


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