Transactions and Encounters: Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century

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Abstract
Transactions and Encounters examines a diverse range of emerging technologies in the Victorian era. Such topics are explored as the popular craze for microscopes the uncanny possibilities of the telephone the jostling for authority between literature and science, with scenes by and including Dickens and Lewes, Huxley and Gosse the weird imaginary around androgynous barnacles and the competing versions of a mind-reading act. These essays combine to produce an invigorating and involving attempt to re-cast understandings of 19th century encounters between the cultural and scientific spheres.
Keywords Science History  Science and the arts History
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Call number Q175.5.T73 2002
ISBN(s) 0719059100
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