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Energy & entropy : science and culture in Victorian Britain : essays from Victorian studies / Patrick Brantlinger, editor.

Other author/creatorBrantlinger, Patrick, 1941-
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoBloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1989.
Descriptionxxii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction: Zadig's method revisited / Patrick Brantlinger -- Science and intellectual authority in mid-nineteenth-century Britain: Robert Chambers and Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation / Richard Yeo -- Lady Lovelace's notes: Technical text and cultural context / Dorothy K. Stein -- King of Siluria: Roderick Murchison and the imperial theme in geology / James A. Secord -- Providence and putrefaction: Victorian sanitarians and the natural theology of health and disease / Christopher Hamlin -- At the intersection of mathematics and humor: Lewis Carroll's Alices and symbolical algebra / Helena M. Pycior -- The social origins and post-graduate careers of a Cambridge intellectual elite, 1830-1860 / Harvey W. Becher.
Contents (cont.) A physicist's alternative to materialism: The religious thought of George Gabriel Stokes / David B. Wilson -- T.H. Huxley's rhetoric and the popularization of Victorian scientific ideas: 1854-1874 / Ed Block, Jr. -- The "worldly philosophy" of William Stanley Jevons / Margaret Schabas -- Dr. Acton's enemy: Medicine, sex, and society in Victorian England / M. Jeanne Peterson -- Museums and ideology: Augustus Pitt-Rivers, anthropological museums, and social change in later Victorian Britain / David K. van Keuren -- Abbott's Flatland: Scientific imagination and "natural Christianity" / Rosemary Jann -- Nineteenth-century popularizations of thermodynamics and the rhetoric of social prophecy / Greg Myers.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Other title Victorian studies.
Other titleEnergy and entropy.
LCCN 87046250

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