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Victorian Science and Literature, Part II.

By: Dawson, Gowan.
Contributor(s): Lightman, Bernard | Brock, Claire | Elshakry, Marwa | Sivasundaram, Sujit | O''Connor, Ralph | Luckhurst, Roger | Sausman, Justin.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2012Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (1882 p.).ISBN: 9781781446829.Subject(s): English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Literature and science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Victorian Science and Literature, Part IIDDC classification: 823.809 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Victorian Science and Literature II Volume 5; Contents of the Edition; Contents to Volume 1; Introduction to Volume 5; Twining, Science Made Easy; Roberts, The Wonders of the Vegetable Kingdom Displayed; 'M. S. R.'; 'M. S. R.', 'The Englishwoman in London: I: Dr Elizabeth Blackwell'; 'M. S. R.', 'The Englishwoman in London: VII: The Sanitary Movement'; Becker, 'On the Study of Science by Women'; Proctor, 'Mrs Somerville'; Henry Maudsley vs. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson; Maudsley, 'Sex in Mind and Education'; Anderson, 'Sex in Mind and Education: A Reply'; [Harkness], A City Girl
Jex-Blake, 'Medical Women in Fiction'Girtin (ed.), The House I Live In; Mayhew, The Wonders of Science; Pepper, 'Aerostation'; [Charles], 'Some Boys who became Famous'; Stawell Ball, 'A Juvenile Lecture at the Royal Institution' frontispiece and 'Lecture VI: Stars'; Girl's Own Paper Articles; Caulfeild, 'Women and Girls as Inventors, and Discoverers: Part I'; Caulfeild, 'Women and Girls as Inventors, and Discoverers: Part II'; Davson, 'Women's Work in Sanitation and Hygiene'; Brougham, A Discourse on the Objects, Advantages and Pleasures of Science
Smith, An Introductory Lecture on the Past and Present State of Science, in this Country, as Regards the Working Classes'Introduction' to the Popular Science Review; Ransome, On Some Dangers Connected with Dwellings and How to Avoid Them; Sibbald, Work and Rest; Wallace, Vaccination a Delusion, its Penal Enforcement a Crime; Langdon, The Life of Roger Langdon [1825-1894] Told by himself, with Additions by his Daughter Ellen; Editorial Notes to Volume 5; Victorian Science and Literature II Volume 6; Contents to Volume 6; Acknowledgements; Introduction to Volume 6
Naoroji and Meherwanji, Journal of a Residence ... in Great BritainAiry, 'Astronomy'; Hooker, Himalayan Journals; Du Chaillu, Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa; Shah, The Diary of H.M. The Shah of Persia during his Tour in Europe in A.D. 1873; Galton, Narrative of an Explorer in Tropical South Africa; 'Lady Astronomer' [Elizabeth Brown], Caught in the Tropics; Smith, 'Introductory Remarks' and 'A Description of Birds Inhabiting the South of Africa'; The Industry of Nations as Exemplified in the Great Exhibition of 1851; Conolly, The Ethnological Exhibitions of London
Mukharji, A Visit to EuropeFawcett, 'The Public Gardens and Plantations of Jamaica'; Williams, A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Seas; Wylie, 'Brief Introduction' to the Shanghae Serial; Tristram, The Natural History of the Bible; Crawfurd, 'On the Malayan and Polynesian Languages and Races'; Hunt, The Negro's Place in Nature; Report on Charles Staniland Wake,'Psychological Unity of Mankind'; Lamprey, 'On a Method of Measuring the Human Form for the Use of Students in Ethnology'; Huxley, 'On the Geographical Distribution of the Chief Modifications of Man'
Lloyd, 'On the "Beothucs," a Tribe ofRed Indians'
Summary: This eight-volume, reset edition in two parts collects rare primary sources on Victorian science, literature and culture. The sources cover both scientific writing that has an aesthetic component - what might be called ''the literature of science'' - and more overtly literary texts that deal with scientific matters.
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Victorian Science and Literature II Volume 5; Contents of the Edition; Contents to Volume 1; Introduction to Volume 5; Twining, Science Made Easy; Roberts, The Wonders of the Vegetable Kingdom Displayed; 'M. S. R.'; 'M. S. R.', 'The Englishwoman in London: I: Dr Elizabeth Blackwell'; 'M. S. R.', 'The Englishwoman in London: VII: The Sanitary Movement'; Becker, 'On the Study of Science by Women'; Proctor, 'Mrs Somerville'; Henry Maudsley vs. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson; Maudsley, 'Sex in Mind and Education'; Anderson, 'Sex in Mind and Education: A Reply'; [Harkness], A City Girl

Jex-Blake, 'Medical Women in Fiction'Girtin (ed.), The House I Live In; Mayhew, The Wonders of Science; Pepper, 'Aerostation'; [Charles], 'Some Boys who became Famous'; Stawell Ball, 'A Juvenile Lecture at the Royal Institution' frontispiece and 'Lecture VI: Stars'; Girl's Own Paper Articles; Caulfeild, 'Women and Girls as Inventors, and Discoverers: Part I'; Caulfeild, 'Women and Girls as Inventors, and Discoverers: Part II'; Davson, 'Women's Work in Sanitation and Hygiene'; Brougham, A Discourse on the Objects, Advantages and Pleasures of Science

Smith, An Introductory Lecture on the Past and Present State of Science, in this Country, as Regards the Working Classes'Introduction' to the Popular Science Review; Ransome, On Some Dangers Connected with Dwellings and How to Avoid Them; Sibbald, Work and Rest; Wallace, Vaccination a Delusion, its Penal Enforcement a Crime; Langdon, The Life of Roger Langdon [1825-1894] Told by himself, with Additions by his Daughter Ellen; Editorial Notes to Volume 5; Victorian Science and Literature II Volume 6; Contents to Volume 6; Acknowledgements; Introduction to Volume 6

Naoroji and Meherwanji, Journal of a Residence ... in Great BritainAiry, 'Astronomy'; Hooker, Himalayan Journals; Du Chaillu, Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa; Shah, The Diary of H.M. The Shah of Persia during his Tour in Europe in A.D. 1873; Galton, Narrative of an Explorer in Tropical South Africa; 'Lady Astronomer' [Elizabeth Brown], Caught in the Tropics; Smith, 'Introductory Remarks' and 'A Description of Birds Inhabiting the South of Africa'; The Industry of Nations as Exemplified in the Great Exhibition of 1851; Conolly, The Ethnological Exhibitions of London

Mukharji, A Visit to EuropeFawcett, 'The Public Gardens and Plantations of Jamaica'; Williams, A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Seas; Wylie, 'Brief Introduction' to the Shanghae Serial; Tristram, The Natural History of the Bible; Crawfurd, 'On the Malayan and Polynesian Languages and Races'; Hunt, The Negro's Place in Nature; Report on Charles Staniland Wake,'Psychological Unity of Mankind'; Lamprey, 'On a Method of Measuring the Human Form for the Use of Students in Ethnology'; Huxley, 'On the Geographical Distribution of the Chief Modifications of Man'

Lloyd, 'On the "Beothucs," a Tribe ofRed Indians'

This eight-volume, reset edition in two parts collects rare primary sources on Victorian science, literature and culture. The sources cover both scientific writing that has an aesthetic component - what might be called ''the literature of science'' - and more overtly literary texts that deal with scientific matters.

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Volumes 5 through 8 of Victorian Science and Literature continue the examination of this subject begun in the first four volumes of this work (Part 1, CH, Mar'12, 49-3839). The separate volumes include an introduction by each volume's specific editor, followed by samples of excerpts from books or articles written by eminent Victorians. Brief biographical sketches of the excerpted authors precede their work. A notable contribution in volume 5, New Audiences for Science, is an extract of Henry Mayhew's The Wonders of Science: or, Young Humphrey Davy ... (1858). A highlight of volume 6, Science, Race and Imperialism, is a portion of Joseph Dalton Hooker's Himalayan Journals (1854). Volume 7, Science as Romance, includes a review by Charles Dickens of Robert Hunt's The Poetry of Science (1848); this is an interesting choice because Dickens did not always share a positive view of science and scientists. The last volume, Marginal and Occult Sciences, contains articles on mesmerism, phrenology, and, of course, spiritualism, including a vigorous defense of the latter by Alfred Russel Wallace. This series is a delight, bearing witness to how Victorian science and literature were intertwined. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals. J. S. Schwartz emeritus, CUNY College of Staten Island

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