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Science and Controversy: A Biography of Sir Norman Lockyer, Founder Editor of Nature
     

Science and Controversy: A Biography of Sir Norman Lockyer, Founder Editor of Nature

by A. Meadows
 
Sir Norman Lockyer left Nature , the world's leading scientific journal, as his lasting memorial. But his life, and controversial theories, are an important part of science history. His ideas were at the forefront of public debate, and ranged from brilliant to perverse. This entertaining book is a fascinating insight into his eventful life

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Sir Norman Lockyer left Nature , the world's leading scientific journal, as his lasting memorial. But his life, and controversial theories, are an important part of science history. His ideas were at the forefront of public debate, and ranged from brilliant to perverse. This entertaining book is a fascinating insight into his eventful life

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'Meadows's biography constitutes an important, absorbing and eminently readable narrative of Lockyer's role in transforming the practice and social organization of late Victorian science.' - Zaheer Baber, Nature

'This book, now republished after 30 years, is well researched and well written throughout, giving an excellent glimpse into the life of an eminent Victorian scientist.' - John Uttin, Chemistry World

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230220201
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
09/12/2008
Series:
Macmillan Science Series
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2008
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Jack Meadows was formerly Professor of Astronomy and of the History of Science at Leicester University, UK. He is now Emeritus Professor of Information Science at Loughborough University, UK.

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