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Title The age of scientific naturalism : Tyndall and his contemporaries / edited by Bernard Lightman and Michael S. Reidy.

Publication Info. London ; Brookfield, Vermont : Pickering & Chatto, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 256 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
Series Science and culture in the nineteenth century ; number 24
Science and culture in the nineteenth century ; no. 24.
Summary The essays in this volume focus on the way Victorian Physicist John Tyndall and his correspondents developed their ideas through letters, periodicals and journals and challenge assumptions about who gained authority, and how they attained and defended their position within the scientific community.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-245) and index.
Contents Introduction : John Tyndall, scientific naturalism and modes of communication / Michael S. Reidy -- Saving the world in the age of entropy : John Tyndall and the second law of thermodynamics / Elizabeth Neswald -- Getting past the greenhouse : John Tyndall and the nineteenth-century history of climate change / Joshua P. Howe -- Tyndall, Lewes and popular representations of scientific authority in Victorian Britain / Jeremiah Rankin and Ruth Barton -- Herbert Spencer and the metaphysical roots of evolutionary naturalism / Michael W. Taylor -- Evolutionary mathematics : William Kingdon Clifford's use of Spencerian evolutionism / Josipa Petrunic -- The 'great plan of the visible universe' : William Huggins, evolutionary naturalism and the nature of the nebulae / Robert W. Smith -- Alfred Newton : the scientific naturalist who wasn't / Jonathan Smith -- Corresponding naturalists / Janet Browne -- Tyndall and Stokes : correspondence, referee reports and the physical sciences in Victorian Britain / Melinda Baldwin -- Science at the Metaphysical Society : defining knowledge in the 1870s / Bernard Lightman.
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Subject Tyndall, John, 1820-1893.
Tyndall, John, 1820-1893
Tyndall, John 1820-1893
Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Science -- Philosophy -- History -- 19th century.
Naturalism -- Religious aspects.
Religion and science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Scientific literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain.
REFERENCE -- Bibliographies & Indexes.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
Naturalism -- Religious aspects.
Religion and science.
Science -- Philosophy.
Scientific literature.
Great Britain.
Physical Sciences & Mathematics.
Sciences - General.
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Lightman, Bernard V., 1950- editor.
Reidy, Michael S., editor.
Other Form: Print version: Age of scientific naturalism. London ; Brookfield, Vermont : Pickering & Chatto, 2014 9781848934634 (DLC) 2014381981 (OCoLC)864090133
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