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Thomas Huxley (Cambridge Science Biographies Series): Making the Man of Science
     

Thomas Huxley (Cambridge Science Biographies Series): Making the Man of Science

by Paul White
 

ISBN-10: 0521640199

ISBN-13: 9780521640190

Pub. Date: 12/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the persona of the "man of science" in the Victorian period as it was shaped by Thomas Huxley, the leading British naturalist and notorious popularizer of Darwinian theory. It demonstrates how the scientific practitioner was regarded as a moral and religious figure; simultaneously considered to be the epitome of the secular, professional

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This book examines the persona of the "man of science" in the Victorian period as it was shaped by Thomas Huxley, the leading British naturalist and notorious popularizer of Darwinian theory. It demonstrates how the scientific practitioner was regarded as a moral and religious figure; simultaneously considered to be the epitome of the secular, professional scientist. Breaking with traditional biographies, this fascinating portrait treats Huxley as the consummate British "man of science" and reflects on the historical significance of scientific authority.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521640190
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Series:
Cambridge Science Biographies Series
Pages:
205
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)
Lexile:
1750L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Science at home; 2. Gentlemen of Science? Debates over manners and institutions; 3. Science as culture; 4. The worship of science; 5. 'Darkest England': science and labor in the 1880s and 1890s; Conclusion: the end of the 'man of science'.

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