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Author Lyons, Sherrie Lynne, 1947-

Title Species, serpents, spirits, and skulls [electronic resource] : science at the margins of the Victorian age / Sherrie Lynne Lyons.

Imprint Albany : SUNY Press, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 245 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : an age of transition -- Swimming at the edges of scientific respectability : sea serpents, Charles Lyell, and the professionalization of geology -- Franz Gall, Johann Spurzheim, George Combe, and phrenology : a science for everyone -- The crisis in faith : William Crookes and spiritualism -- Morals and materialism : Alfred Russel Wallace, spiritualism, and the problem of evolution -- Thatige skepsis : Thomas Huxley and evolutionary theory -- Negotiating the boundaries of science : an ongoing process.
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Subject Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Lyons, Sherrie Lynne, 1947- Species, serpents, spirits, and skulls. Albany : SUNY Press, ©2009 9781438427973 (DLC) 2008054150 (OCoLC)291908016
ISBN 9781441629722 (electronic bk.)
1441629726 (electronic bk.)