Science in Victorian Manchester: Enterprise and Expertise

Science in Victorian Manchester: Enterprise and Expertise

by Robert Kargon (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9781412810814
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/30/2009
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Robert H. Kargon is Willis K. Shepard Professor of the History of Science in the department of history of science and technology, Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of numerous books including The Rise of Robert Millikan: Portrait of a Life in American Science, Atomism in England from Hariot to Newton and Invented Edens: Techno-Cities of the Twentieth Century (with Arthur P. Molella).

Robert H. Kargon is Willis K. Shepard Professor of the History of Science in the department of history of science and technology, Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of numerous books including The Rise of Robert Millikan: Portrait of a Life in American Science, Atomism in England from Hariot to Newton and Invented Edens: Techno-Cities of the Twentieth Century (with Arthur P. Molella).

Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Preface
1. The Structure of Science in Manchester in 1840
The Revolutionary City and the Scientific Community
The Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society and the Manchester Scientific-Cultural Network
The Manchester Natural History Society
The Royal Manchester Institution: Niha1 Pulchrum Nisi Utile
The Manchester Mechanics' Institution
The Manchester Geological Society
The Structure of Manchester Science in 1840
2. The Emergence of the Devotee: The Changing Face of Amateur Science
Science as a "Calling"
William Sturgeon and the Royal Victoria Gallery
The Changing of the Guard: The Evolution of the Literary and Philosophical Society
James Joule as Devotee
Edward Binney: Career Profile
John Leigh: The Surgeon as Devotee
Joseph Baxendell, F.R.S.
Devotee Science: A Social Analysis
3. The Coming of the Civic Scientists
The New Professionals
Liebig and the British Chemists
Science and Public Health
4. The Science of Civic Virtue: Chemistry, Health, and Industry
The Environmentalist Attack
Sanitary Chemistry: Career Profile of Robert Angus Smith
Chemistry and Industry
Crace-Calvert and Industrial Chemistry
The Impact of the Civic Scientists
5. Academic Science: Owens College
Born and Reborn
The Move for Higher Education in Manchester
The Opening of the Owens College
A Serious Decline
A New Era
Building a Chemical School
Engineering and the Coming of Reynolds
Owens College Extended
Owens College, Industrial Chemistry, and the German Threat
Manchester and the Scientific Industry Question
6. University Science: Arthur Schuster and the Organization of Physics in Manchester
Building a Northern University
The Articulation of Physics at the Victoria University
Creating the New Physical Laboratory
Preparation for the Future
Notes
Bibliographical Note
Index

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