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Darkening of the Light: Witnessing the End of an Era

by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

A compelling insight into the impact that external, ecological damage has on the inner self, this spiritual exploration argues that although spiritual teachings reveal that events in the outer world are a reflection...


Uncommon Contexts: Encounters between Science and Literature, 1800-1914

by Ben Marsden, Hazel Hutchison & Ralph O'Connor

Britain in the long nineteenth century developed an increasing interest in science of all kinds. The essays in this collection uncover this symbiotic relationship between literature and science.


Brewing Science, Technology and Print, 1700-1880

by James Sumner

How did the brewing of beer become a scientific process? Sumner explores this question by charting the theory and practice of the trade in Britain and Ireland during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.


Science and Societies in Frankfurt am Main

by Ayako Sakurai

Sakurai presents a study of how scientific societies affected the social and political life of a city. As it did not have a university or a centralized government, Frankfurt am Main is an ideal case study of...


The Optical Munitions Industry in Great Britain, 1888-1923

by Stephen C Sambrook

Running counter to the general decline of technological industries in post-Victorian Britain, optical munitions provides an important, previously overlooked, study into the business of manufacturing.


Toxicants, Health and Regulation since 1945

by Soraya Boudia & Nathalie Jas

The number of substances potentially dangerous to our health and environment is constantly increasing. The papers in this volume examine the concurrent rise of pollutants and the regulations designed to police...


Free Will and the Human Sciences in Britain, 1870-1910

by Roger Smith

Smith takes an in-depth look at the question of free will through the prism of different disciplines in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


Sex, Reproduction and Darwinism

by Filomena de Sousa & Gonzalo Munévar

This collection of essays looks at sexuality and reproduction from an evolutionary perspective. Covering experimental discoveries as well as theoretical investigations, the volume explores the relationship between...


Popular Exhibitions, Science and Showmanship, 1840-1910

by Joe Kember, John Plunkett & Jill A Sullivan

Victorian culture was characterized by a proliferation of shows and exhibitions. These were encouraged by the development of new sciences and technologies, together with changes in transportation, education...


Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920: Ocular Horizons

by Martin Willis

This book explores the Victorian concept of vision across scientific and cultural forms. Willis charts the characterization of vision through four organizing principles - small, large, past and future - to arrive...


A Modern History of the Stomach: Gastric Illness, Medicine and British Society, 1800-1950

by Ian Miller

This is the first exploration of the relationship between the abdomen and British society between 1800 and 1950. Miller demonstrates how the framework of ideas established in medicine related to gastric illness...


The British Arboretum: Trees, Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century

by Paul A Elliott, Charles Watkins & Stephen Daniels

This study explores the science and culture of nineteenth-century British arboretums. These were fostered by a variety of factors: global trade and exploration, popularity of collecting, significance to the...


Until Darwin, Science, Human Variety and the Origins of Race

by B Ricardo Brown

This work fills a gap in recent studies on the history of race and science. Focusing on both the classification systems of human variety and the development of science as the arbiter of truth, Brown looks at...


Paracelsus's Theory of Embodiment: Conception and Gestation in Early Modern Europe

by Amy Eisen Cislo

Paracelsus has been called the father of modern chemistry and is legendary for his treatment of syphilis. This work argues that Paracelsus developed an understanding of the body as composed of two distinct sexes,...


The Historiography of the Chemical Revolution: Patterns of Interpretation in the History of Science

by John G McEvoy

This study offers a critical survey of past and present interpretations of the Chemical Revolution designed to lend clarity and direction to the current ferment of views.


Communities of Science in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

by Juliana Adelman

Adelman challenges historians to reassess the relationship between science and society, showing that the unique situation in Victorian Ireland can nonetheless have important implications for wider European interpretations...


Science and Eccentricity: Collecting, Writing and Performing Science for Early Nineteenth-Century Audiences

by Victoria Carroll

The concept of eccentricity was central to how people in the 19th century understood their world. This book explores how, from the turn of the century, discourses of eccentricity were established to make sense...


Styles of Reasoning in the British Life Sciences: Shared Assumptions, 1820-58

by James Elwick

Explores how the concept of 'compound individuality' brought together life scientists working in pre-Darwinian London. This book states that scientists conducting research in comparative anatomy, physiology,...


Recreating Newton: Newtonian Biography and the Making of Nineteenth-Century History of Science

by Rebekah Higgitt

Examines Isaac Newton's changing legacy during the nineteenth century. This book focuses on 1820-70, a period that saw the creation of the specialized and secularized role of the 'scientist'. It shows how debates...


Rosslyn Chapel Decoded: New Interpretations of a Gothic Enigma

by Alan Butler & John Ritchie

Rosslyn Chapel is a deeply enigmatic 15th-century Gothic masterpiece, situated near Edinburgh. Although generally referred to as a 'chapel' and acting as a local parish church these days, Rosslyn is actually...